The Robber Bride (Paperback)

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Zenia is one of the most evil, manipulative, and seductive characters that I have ever come across. I think I'm in love.

— From Pete

Margaret Atwood really takes you for a ride with this book, but in a good way.  The lives of three women are revealed through their interactions with a mysterious fourth woman who acts as a transformative force.   I love the structure of this novel, with all of its layers and echoes. Why didn't I read this sooner?!

— From Rebecca


From the extraordinary imagination of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale , comes one of her most intricate and subversive novels. Set in contemporary Toronto, The Robber Bride revolves around the lives of three fascinating women. Classmates from university, Roz, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia. As the novel opens, they are twenty years past their college days and have met at Zania’s funeral, but at lunch, after the funeral, they spot Zenia—not dead at all and up to no good.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Praise For…

"Funny, thoughtful, moving. . . . Atwood's plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous." —The Washington Post

"Moving amid these three women, touching up their portraits with one perfect detail after another, conjuring Zenia from their memories and tears, Atwood is in her glory. What a treasure she is, and what a fine new book she has written." —Newsweek

"[Atwood writes] about her characters' inner lives with the sort of authority and assurance usually associated with autobiographical novels. The reader has the sense that she has complete access to people's emotional histories, complete understanding of their hearts and imaginations." —The New York Times

"Margaret Atwood continues her long-running roll, offering us the good fortune of yet another disturbing and brilliantly concieved work of fiction." —Chicago Tribune 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385491037
ISBN-10: 0385491034
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: January 20th, 1998
Pages: 528
Language: English