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This novel follows three women in Toronto whose lives are badly affected by the mischief of their former university friend. When she dies they assume that their troubles are over, but then she reappears, apparently more malevolent than ever. Other works by the author include "The Handmaid's Tale".
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"Virtuoso fullness... vigour and wit...a hugely enjoyable novel."-The Globe and Mail
"Prose burnished with Atwood's characteristic verve, wit and insight."-Salman RushdieFrom the Inside Flap:
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.
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Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1998. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. First M&S trade paperback edition, first printing. Unread, perfection condition. 600 pages. First pub. in cloth by M&S in 1993. Winner of The Trillium Book Award. "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." Back cover. "Funny, thoughtful, moving.Atwood's plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous." Washington Post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 003558