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Alias Grace mobi È Audible Audio read É [PDF / Epub] ✅ Alias Grace By Margaret Atwood – From the number one New York Times best selling author of The Handmaid's TaleSoon to be a Netflix Original series Alias Grace takes listeners into the life of one of the most notorious women of the 19 From the number oE 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 powersListening Length 15 hours and 57 minute If we were all on trial for our thoughts we would all be hanged When I first read Alias Grace I thought it was less relevant than her other almost prophetically painful novels I changed my mind Not immediately and not deliberately But slowly steadily like a patchwork taking form I could see the novel in a new light long after I finished it It grew in my memory as it faded and all of a sudden it occurred to me that it was a masterpiece of uiet rebellion where the other novels like the Handmaid's Tale Oryx and Crake the Penelopiad or Cat's Eye are angry elouently shouted manifestosWhat is sanity? That painful interregnun between phases of blissful insanity as Poe wittily claims or the opinion of the insane majority? What is murder? What is guilt? How can one determine what really happened if all people involved in the action live in different minds meaning different realities? How do we establish truth in the tangle of myths passions prejudices and conventions?As always we solve the mystery of a story by telling another and Margaret Atwwod seemed to define my journey as a reader long before I knew what I was reading myselfWhen you are in the middle of a story it isn't a story at all but only a confusion; a dark roaring a blindness a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids and all aboard powerless to stop it It's only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all When you are telling it to yourself or to someone else

text º Alias Grace ´ Margaret Atwood

From the number one New York Times best selling author of The Handmaid's TaleSoon to be a Netflix Original series Alias Grace takes listeners into the life of one of the most notorious women of the 19th centuryIt's 1843 and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer an Working with patches Patchwork Putting together various pieces of material that already existed and joining them into a new designThis is the theme that Margaret Atwood has developed through her novel and I am not making this up for the sake of my review Her concluding paragraphs spoken by her heroine are about the patched Tree of Paradise The Tree itself is of triangles in two colours dark for the leaves and a lighter colour for the fruits; I am using purple for the leaves and red for the fruits And so Atwood constructed her fiction She has taken fragments from a past reality from a crime committed in the Canada of the 1840s The unifying thread is the fictionalized account of Grace Marks one of the two people convicted for a double murder The other person accused was hanged but her sentence was commuted to life in prison Through her novel Atwood has called her to live again in fiction Thanks to her stitchesUsing this textual thread one spun out of the materials of memory and invention Atwood has joined many other pieces Some add colour and veracity for she includes fragments from newspapers – for as this became a famous case a plethora of texts narrated this event before Atwood did – as well as extracts from the written confessions by Marks herself or from letters written by real life figures such as the Medical Superintendent of the Asylum where Marks was interned or from the Diary of the Warden of the Penitentiary where Marks spent the early part of her sentence Other fragments included add a different tonality and ingenuity Stanzas from poems sonnets stanzas and tragedies interspersed here and there add insight and sensitivity This crafty use of lyrical and dramatic elements appeal to our fancies and sharpen our awareness and the overall effect is new and compellingAnd as we notice Atwood’s abilities in working with patches we recognized her literary artistry and her understanding of the powers of fiction When stories are woven they are nothing at all but when they are finished with all their parts sewn together they become what they are Not surprisingly is Scheherezade invoked in the novel For stories mixing truths and falsities acuire the nature of something else They are not too different from the Tree of Paradise the tree of Life and of GoodEvil

reader Alias Grace

Alias GraceD 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 murdersAn 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 H I felt about Alias Grace the same way I did about probably half of Atwood's novels I've read so far I just didn't fully get it Nobody conveys Life ain't easy for a woman message as well as Atwood Past present future the living is rough for women It is particularly unpleasant for Grace Marks a young servant girl in mid 19th century Canada accused of murdering her employer and his housekeeper with the help of her co worker and alleged paramour and who is locked up first in an insane asylum and then prison Atwood finds a way to explore plenty of issues from a feminist standpoint here poverty servitude sexual repression violence insanity and does is marvelouslyWhat didn't work for me was Grace's story itself Evidently this real life criminal case got a lot of attention back in a day Was Grace a cunning murderess? Or did her supposed lover force her to participate in this gruesome crime? Did she make up her convenient memory loss? People speculated about this 150 years ago without coming to any definitive conclusion Atwood doesn't give any answers in her fictionalized version either After establishing Grace's character so well the author failed in my eyes to come up with a convincing solution to the mystery or a believable motivation for either scenario If Grace was in fact the evil murderess why did she desire to kill her master? And if her co conspirator was in charge what was his reason? I never understood thisI appreciate ambiguity on fiction but what is the point of reconstructing a crime examining it if you do not give any opinion as to what actually took place? Frustrating