Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood [TRUE CANADIAN FIRST EDITION] 1996
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
FIRST EDITION  MCCLELLAND & STEWART [CANADA]
True first edition! 2nd print. First published in Toronto, Canada by McClelland & Stewart.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some foxing to underside but is otherwise very nice; now housed in a HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book reads nicely. Clean tight boards. A few small stains to text block [some trace foxing to top] -- otherwise very good. Reads perfectly.
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 best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.