Gone mad… Alias Grace * Margaret Atwood

Still on my first few chapters and I know I will love this book.

“Gone mad is what they say, and sometimes Run mad, as if mad is a different direction, like west; as if mad is a different house you could step into, or a separate country entirely.
But when you go mad you don’t go any other place, you stay where you are. And somebody else comes in.”

Is Grace’s madness caused by an alter ego? Did she commit a murder while being someone else?

Margaret Atwood has found an ideal mode for giving a voice to a split feminine subject where the conscious self is shadowed, or indeed displaced, by its dark double, in a condition approaching schizophrenia.



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