The Robber Bride
By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias GraceZenia is beautiful, smart and greedy, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless; a man's dream and a woman''s nightmare. She is also dead. Just to make sure Tony, Roz andd Charis are there for the funeral. But five years on, as the three women share an indulgent, sisterly lunch, the unthinkable happens; 'with waves of ill will flowing out of her like cosmic radiation', Zenia is back...
- Paperback | 576 pages
- 128 x 188 x 40mm | 381.02g
- 13 Oct 1994
- Little, Brown Book Group
- Virago Press Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
The virtuosity with which Margaret Atwood's prose moves between rage and wit, poignancy and suspense, fantasy and realism makesTHE ROBBER BRIDE a stimulating read. THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Excitements, wit and insight sizzle across the pages. Atwood's survey of impulses that bedevil life seethes with imagination, inventiveness and intelligence. Even she has never written better than in this novel of glittering breadth and dark, eerie depths. * SUNDAY TIMES * Margaret Atwood's new novel is a fairy tale of malicious simplicity. Fay Weldon's SHE-DEVIL meets John Updike's WITCHES OF EASTWICK...Vividly written, acutely observed and very likely the most intelligently tongue in cheek novel of the year. * Salman Rushdie, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * It stirs depths that CAT'S EYE did not reach, and grants deeper, stronger powers to women's friendship in distress * Marina Warner *
About Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and now Oryx and Crake for the 2003 Booker prize. She has won many literary prizes in other countries.
It stirs depths that CAT'S EYE did not reach, and grants deeper, stronger powers to women's friendship in distress Marina Warner