The Robber Bride

The Robber Bride

Paperback - 1994
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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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : McClelland-Bantam, 1994, c1993.
Edition: Seal edition
ISBN: 9780770426163
0770426166
Characteristics: viii, 528 pages ;,18 cm.

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davidp1
Oct 06, 2018

This is a brilliant novel -- I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. Here's an amazing interview of Atwood in which she talks about the novel and the problems associated with writing about evil female characters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zj-3a_NvKs

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