Alias Grace: A Novel

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In her bestselling novel The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood masterfully took us to a chilling world of the future. In her astonishing new novel Alias Grace, she just as convincingly takes us back 150 years and inside the life and mind of one of the most notorious women of the 1840s. Grace Marks is serving a life sentence for her part in the vicious murders of Thomas Kinnear, a wealthy landowner, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself now claims to have no memory of the murders.Simon Jordan, a young New England doctor in the field of mental health and an expert on amnesia, has been engaged to find out the truth. To do so, he must awaken that part of Grace's mind that lies dormant, using the practices of the science he has such great faith in. As Grace reveals details about Kinnear's and Nancy's unconventional domestic arrangements, Simon brings her closer and closer to the day she has so determinedly repressed.Into this rich work of the imagination--of sex, violence, immigration, spiritualism, and the brutal existence of the underprivileged--Margaret Atwood has brought her brilliant insights into the relationships between men and women and those between the society of the entitled and those without positions. Superbly evoking a century past and alive with mesmerizing storytelling, Alias Grace is vintage Atwood.
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Grouped Work ID d887e287-b3c1-6084-6d5c-0620e52d8cef
Grouping Title alias grace
Grouping Author atwood margaret
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display_description From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale
Soon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century.
It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.
An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?
Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Biographical fiction, Canada -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Marks, Grace, -- 1827- -- Fiction, Marks, Grace, -- b. 1826 -- Fiction, Murder -- Canada -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Trials (Murder) -- Canada -- Fiction, Trials (Murder) -- Fiction, Women murderers -- Canada -- Fiction, Women murderers -- Fiction
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