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The Robber Bride

by Margaret Atwood

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list price: $10.99
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: Feb 1999
ISBN:9780770428211
publisher: Doubleday Canada
imprint: Seal Books
Description

Exploring the paradox of female villainy, this tale of three fascinating women is another peerless display of literary virtuosity by the supremely gifted author of Cat's Eye and The Handmaid's Tale. Roz, Charis and Tony all share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Beautiful, smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, Zenia is the turbulent center of her own perpetual saga. She entered their lives in the sixties, when they were in college. Over the three decades since, she has damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia dies, or at any rate the three women — with much relief — attend her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, Roz, Charis and Tony have come together at a trendy restaraunt for their monthly lunch when in walks the seemingly resurrected Zenia...

In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes with her characteristic well-crafted prose, rich and devious humor, and compassion.

Contributor Notes

Margaret Atwood is the author of over twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Among her most recent works are the bestselling novels Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride, and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders. She lives in Toronto.

Awards
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards - Fiction
Editorial Review

“Atwood has never written better than in this novel of glittering breadth and dark, eerie depths.”
The Sunday Times (U.K.)
“A remarkable achievement, constantly entertaining and intriguing.”
The Ottawa Citizen

“Deserves every superlative we can muster from hilarious to wise.…A genuine tour de force, witty and original, suspenseful and sagacious.”
Booklist
“Funny, thoughtful, moving…Atwood’s plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous.”
Washington Post

“Nobody maps female psychic territory the way Margaret Atwood does.…What a treasure she is.”
Newsweek

“A hugely enjoyable novel.”
Globe and Mail
“Imaginative and suspenseful…a virtuoso performance.”
Publishers Weekly
“Wickedly funny…witty…well-observed.”
Observer (U.K.)

“Brilliant and entertaining.”
Boston Sunday Globe
“Grabs the funny bone, the brain, and sometimes the throat.”
–Kingston Whig-Standard

“Brilliant and entertaining.”
Ottawa Sun
“Startling, provocative and rewarding.”
Canadian Forum
“Excitements, wit, and insight sizzle across the pages. Atwood’s survey of impulses that bedevil life seethes with imagination, inventiveness and intelligence.”
-Peter Kemp

“Compelling and astonishingly rich…”
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