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ISBN13: 9781860492594
ISBN10: 1860492592
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A lead title for Little, Brown this month is the latest paperback from Margaret Atwood, in which she weaves a compelling tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery around the true story of Grace Marks, convicted of the murder of her master in Canada in the 1840s. "Atwood's prose is searching. So intimate that it seems to be written on the skin." "Literary Review"

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This tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery is wound around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s. Was Grace Marks a female fiend? A femme fatale? Or a weak and unwilling victim? The accusation of murderess follows her "like a taffeta skirt along the floor".

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bibliobethica, October 2, 2006 (view all comments by bibliobethica)
I love this book! All month I read the first paragraph aloud to anyone that came over. I even took it to the nursing home and read it to my 97-year-old grandmother (she loves books). I didn't rush the
book, but savored the language and the characters. I assumed Grace was innocent from the start. Her character seemed like a friend I could have had as a child. Atwood made her thoughts come alive ? "As
if hundreds of butterflies have settled all over my face, and are softly opening and closing their wings" ? such beautiful language! The other character I loved reading from was Simon's mom. Her letters made me laugh. "If he would only produce a son, she continues ? having , of course, married first ? she would die happy" and "To
threaten to do yourself an injury, by jumping off a bridge or other elevated location, might carry weight with an impressionable and tender-hearted young man, but it does not, with his more experienced Mother." I'm still laughing. I also thought the ending was well
crafted - not to give anything away.
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ISBN:
9781860492594
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Publisher:
Libri
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
198 x 126 in.

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"Synopsis" by , This tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery is wound around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s. Was Grace Marks a female fiend? A femme fatale? Or a weak and unwilling victim? The accusation of murderess follows her "like a taffeta skirt along the floor".
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