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Payback

(2007)
Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
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Legendary poet, novelist, and essayist Margaret Atwood gives us a surprising look at the topic of debt -- a timely subject during our current period of economic upheaval, caused by the collapse of a system of interlocking debts. Atwood proposes that debt is like air -- something we take for granted until things go wrong.

Payback is not a book about practical debt management or high finance, although it does touch upon these subjects. Rather, it is an investigation into the idea of debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies. By investigating how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day through the stories we tell each other, through our concepts of balance, revenge, and sin, and in the way we form our social relationships, Atwood shows that the idea of what we owe one another -- in other words, debt -- is built into the human imagination and is one of its most dynamic metaphors.

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October 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7475-9849-5 / 978-0-7475-9849-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2008 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Payback
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-88784-226-7 / 978-0-88784-226-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4596-6439-6 / 978-1-4596-6439-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7475-9871-1 / 978-0-7475-9871-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-88784-810-9 / 978-0-88784-810-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc.
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October 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-88784-800-1 / 978-0-88784-800-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

November 2008 : Canada Audio CD
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-660-19830-4 / 978-0-660-19830-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (CBC Massey Lectures)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA