Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

by Margaret Atwood

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In this wide-ranging history of debt Margaret Atwood investigates its many meanings through the ages, from ancient times to the current global financial meltdown. Many of us wonder: how could we have let such a collapse happen? How old or inevitable is this human pattern of debt?

Imaginative, topical and insightful, Payback urges us to reconsider our ideas of ownership and debt - before it is too late.

  • Bloomsbury Publishing; August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781408837320
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Payback
  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • Imprint: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Subject categories
  • 9780747598718
  • 9781408837320

In The Press

'A fascinating, freewheeling examination of ideas of debt, balance and revenge in history, society and literature - Atwood has again struck upon our most current anxieties'

About The Author

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than

thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.

In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, which was

shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace,

which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the

Premio Mondello in Italy, and The Blind

, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, Oryx and Crake was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. She lives in Toronto, Canada.