The Robber Bride

The Robber Bride

Book - 1998 | Trade pbk. ed.
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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 Zenia's funeral, but at lunch, after the funeral, they spot Zenia--not dead at all and up to no good.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1998, c1993.
Edition: Trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780771008542
0771008546
Characteristics: 602 p.

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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jun 01, 2020

A retelling of the Grimm fairytale The Robber Bridegroom...but with a villain who uses the three protagonists worst fears against themselves. It makes me want to go back and review the source material!

Tigard_DeidraM Oct 29, 2019

Many years ago, I purchased this book at the airport based on the cover alone. Little did I know that it would introduce me to a brilliant, thought-provoking author who is a master story-teller. I went on to read many more of Margaret Atwood's books after this one. If you like the more recently-resurrected "The Handmaid's Tale," this might be a good next read. Dark and immersive, this book is hard to put down, and I highly recommend it!

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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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