The Robber Bride

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McClelland & Stewart, Dec 10, 2010 - Fiction
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This is the wise, unsettling, drastic story of three women whose lives share a common wound: Zenia, a woman they first met as university students in the sixties. Zenia is smart and beautiful, by turns manipulative, vulnerable – and irresistible. She has entered into their separate lives to ensnare their sympathy, betray their trust, and exploit their weaknesses. Now Zenia, thought dead, has suddenly reappeared. In this richly layered narrative, Atwood skilfully evokes the decades of the past as she retraces three women’s lives, until we are back in the present – where it’s yet to be discovered whether Zenia’s “pure, free-wheeling malevolence” can still wreak havoc. The Robber Bride reports from the farthest reaches of the sex wars and is one of Margaret Atwood’s most intricate and subversive novels yet.


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User Review  - Nancy O'Toole - Goodreads

Before reading The Robber Bride, I had read and loved four different Margaret Atwood novels (The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, Cat's Eye, and Alias Grace), which put my expectations sky high ... Read full review

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User Review  - Loveofwords - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. There was something gripping about the characters and events but somehow it all seemed convincing. One character is designed so thta all readers will despise her. She ... Read full review

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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.


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