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A stunning new hardback edition of Margaret Atwood's classic work of true crime – 'an explosive mixture of murder, sex and class conflict' (Daily Mail) soon to be a major Netflix series.
Sixteen years have passed since teenaged Grace was locked up for the cold-blooded murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear and his lover, Nancy Montgomery. Saved from the gallows where her alleged accomplice was hanged, Grace claims to have no memory of the events which changed her life for ever.
Dr Simon Jordan is an expert in the field of amnesia. His objective is to unlock the dormant part of Grace's mind and discover the truth behind one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of all time.
Was Grace an unwitting accessory, or a cold-blooded killer?
Brilliant ... So intimate it seems to be written on the skin -- Hilary Mantel, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific ... I don't think I have ever been so thrilled ... This, surely is as far as a novel can go * Independent on Sunday * The outstanding novelist of our age * Sunday Times *
ISBN: 9781408892060 ISBN-10: 1408892065 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 1st December 2017 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9
Weight (kg): 0.85
About the Author
Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
Associations: Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers' Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N., Canadian Centre (English Speaking) from 1984-1986. She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International. Ms. Atwood is also a current Vice-President of PEN International.