Margaret Atwood

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The Robber Bride

book | Fiction | 1993
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing
Canada → McClelland & Stewart Inc

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.

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Reviews

an absorbing, high-speed read, the prose burnished with the author's characteristic verve, wit and insight Salman Rushdie
The Independent
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(Atwood) lets rip in zinging, thrilling prose
The Independent
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Wickedly funny… witty… well-observed.
The Observer

Atwood has never written better than in this novel of glittering breadth and dark, eerie depths.
The Sunday Times

Excitements, wit and insight sizzle across the pages. Atwood’s survey of impulses that bedevil life seethes with imagination, inventiveness and intelligence Peter Kemp
The Sunday Times

Funny, thoughtful, moving … Atwood’s plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous
Washington Post

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