The Robber Bride

Hardcover, 546 pages

English language

Published Oct. 2, 1993 by McClelland & Stewart.

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International bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood is one of the most highly acclaimed and well-known writers in the world. Now from the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet The Robber Bride, set mainly in Toronto in the present day, is the wise, unsettling, drastic story of three women - Roz, Charis and Tony - 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 and vulnerable, the turbulent centre of her own never-ending drama. She has at various points entered into their separate lives to ensnare their sympathy, betray their trust, and exploit their weaknesses. But she's irresistible, and, as Tony says, people like Zenia can never step through your doorway unless you invite them. Now Zenia, thought dead, has suddenly …

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