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  • Alias Grace


    Alias Grace is a 1996 work of historical fiction by Margaret Atwood based on the 1843 murders of Nancy Montgomery and Thomas Kinnear in Canada, for which servants James McDermott and Grace Marks were convicted (McDermott executed, Marks sentenced to life in prison). The novel follows Simon Jordan, a doctor who becomes interested in the case and attempts to understand how subdued Marks could have committed such a murder. The story is told from multiple points of view, employing a narration that mixes internal and external dialogue.