Seal Books, 1997 - Canada - 563 pages
In this astonishing new work by the author of the bestselling The Robber Bride and Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood re-creates a mysterious and disturbing murder and breathes new life into one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century.
Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Years later, Dr. Simon Jordan--an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness--listens to Grace's story, from her family's difficult passage from Ireland to Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As Grace relives her past, Jordan draws her closer to a dark maze of relationships and her lost memories of the day her life was shattered.
Superbly evoking a century past, and alive with mesmerizing storytelling, Alias Grace is vintage Atwood.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - saschenka - LibraryThing
A good read, no quotes or passages of particular note, although well written with Atwoodian atmosphere and depth of characters. Inscrutable Grace Marks is sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AuntieG0412 - LibraryThing
Riveting — Atwood is a fantastic storyteller. The cover blurb will tell you everything you need to know about the story, so if it sounds even remotely interesting to you, you should definitely read it! Read full review
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