By the author of The Handmaid's Tale. Now a major NETFLIX film.
'I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
'Brilliant... Atwood's prose is searching.So intimate it seems to be written on the skin' Hilary Mantel'
'A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific...I don't think I have ever been so thrilled' Julie Myerson, Independent on Sunday
Paperback 560 pages
Published by Virago Press Ltd Sept 1997
"This is one of my all time favourite books - I would highly recommend it, especially to anyone who is interested in patchwork and American history " Amanda, Lost in Books