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House of Anansi Press


Written by Margaret Atwood

Published October 01, 2008 | ISBN 9780887842269

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Regular price $100.00 CAD

240 pages | 8.25 in × 5.25 in
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About this book


CBC Massey Lectures

Margaret Atwood

This specially designed and bound first edition of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, signed by the author, is limited to 200 copies. This special edition hardcover is Smyth sewn, comes with a silk ribbon page-marker, and is bound in a round-back three-piece case with Millbank Linen. The cover, with debossed images and lettering in silver and red foil, is a modification of the trade paperback cover designed by Bill Douglas at The Bang. The interior is designed and typeset by award-winning designer Ingrid Paulson in Aldus Nova, an old-style serif typeface created by Hermann Zapf with Akira Kobayashi. Zapf is considered one of the great lettering artists of modern times. The typeface is named for Aldus Manutius, the famous fifteenth-century Venetian printer.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Awards and Praise
  • Short-listed OLA Evergreen Award (Forest of Reading), 2008
  • Short-listed National Business Book Award, 2009
  • Commended Globe and Mail Top 100 Best Books of the Year, 2008
  • Runner-up Axiom Business Book Awards - Business Ethics, 2008
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