The Robber Bride

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McClelland & Stewart, Dec 10, 2010 - Fiction - 624 pages
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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  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

oted as inspired by"The Robber Bridegroom" (Brothers Grimm) Zenia is the main character and antagonist to three friends, Tony, Charis, and Roz. All are college acquaintances. Zenia is described as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Atwood is probably my favorite author, and while I feel this novel was good (I mean, it was Atwood), the story line didn't grasp me as much as some of her others that I absolutely love. Still present ... 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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