Grace Marks, imprisoned-perhaps wrongly-for a vicious murder, is brought by an early expert in mental illness nearer to the moment she insists she has forgotten. Atwood's most disturbing and satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale, this captivating new novel set in the 1840s explores the complex relationships between the entitled classes and the marginalized. Shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. These newly reissued Atwood titles will all be uniform trade paperbacks each with a reader's companion.
FINALIST 1997 - Orange Prize
FINALIST 1996 - Man Booker Prize
Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939, and grew up in northern Quebec and Ontario, and later in Toronto. She has lived in numerous cities in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
She is the author of more than thirty books, novels, short stories, poetry, literary criticism, social history, and books for children.
Atwood's work is acclaimed internationally and has been published around the world. Her novels include The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Robber Bride; Alias Grace, winner of the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, and a finalist for the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her new novel is Oryx and Crake. She is the recipient of numerous honours, such as The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in the U.K., the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature in the U.S., Le Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, and she was the first winner of the London Literary Prize. She has received honorary degrees from universities across Canada, and one from Oxford University in England.
She lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.