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The robber bride

Roz, Charis and Tony are all contempoaries of Zenia, and each of them has been badly damaged by her once. She has ensnared their sympathy, betrayed their trust, exploited their weaknesses. The group of women at the centre of this wise, unsettling story all fall prey to a menace which is given power by their own fantasies and delusions.

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  • "Roz, Charis and Tony are all contempoaries of Zenia, and each of them has been badly damaged by her once. She has ensnared their sympathy, betrayed their trust, exploited their weaknesses. The group of women at the centre of this wise, unsettling story all fall prey to a menace which is given power by their own fantasies and delusions."@en
  • "Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends, Tony, Charis, and Roz. All three "have lost men, spirit, money, and time to their old college acquaintance, Zenia. At various times, and in various emotional disguises, Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them. To Tony, who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career, Zenia is 'a lurking enemy commando.' To Roz, who did lose her husband and almost her magazine, Zenia is 'a cold and treacherous bitch.' To Charis, who lost a boyfriend, quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens, Zenia is a kind of zombie, maybe 'soulless'" (Lorrie Moore, New York Times Book Review). In love and war, illusion and deceit, Zenia's subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies' pasts. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch. In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes, provocatively suggesting that if women are to be equal they must realize that they share with men both the capacity for villainy and the responsibility for moral choice. The group of women and men at the center of this funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognizable menace, which is given power by their own fantasies and illusions. The Robber Bride is a novel to delight in - for its consummately crafted prose, for its rich and devious humor, and, ultimately, for its compassion."
  • "From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, author of the bestselling The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch. In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes, provocatively suggesting that if women are to be equal they must realize that they share with men both the capacity for villainy and the responsibility for moral choice. The group of women and men at the center of this funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognizable menace, which is given power by their own fantasies and illusions. The Robber Bride is a novel to delight in - for its consummately crafted prose, for its rich and devious humor, and, ultimately, for its compassion."@en
  • "From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, author of the bestselling The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch."
  • "Roz, Charis, and Tony are all hurt and damaged by Zenia during their thirty-year relationship and after Zenia's death she still haunts them."
  • "A story of the relationship between four women as three of them meet five years after the death of one of the group."@en
  • "Zenia is beautiful, smarty 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 absolutely sure Tony, Roz and Charis are there for the funeral. But five years on, as the three women share a sisterly lunch, the impossible happens."
  • "The Robber Bride revolves around the lives of 3 fascinating women. Classmates from university, Rox, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia."
  • "The Robber Bride revolves around the lives of 3 fascinating women. Classmates from university, Rox, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia."@en
  • "Three women living in Toronto share a friendship with each other and with a woman they all met while at university."
  • "With much relief three friends attend the funeral of a fourth friend, Zenia, who has victimized them all one way or another. Time passes and the three friends meet at a trendy restaurant for their monthly lunch when in walks the seemingly resurrected Zenia."@en
  • "Drie totaal verschillende vrouwen voelen zich sterk verwant met elkaar door hun gezamenlijke haat t.o.v. een aantrekkelijke rivale die hun leven heeft vergald."
  • "Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends, Tony,?? Charis, and Roz. All three "have lost men, spirit, money, and time to their old college acquaintance, Zenia. At various times, and in various emotional disguises, Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them. To Tony, who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career, Zenia is 'a lurking enemy??commando.' To Roz, who did lose her husband and almost her magazine, Zenia is 'a cold and treacherous bitch.' To Charis, who lost a boyfriend, quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens, Zenia is a kind of zombie, maybe 'soulless'" (Lorrie Moore, New York Times Book??Review). In love and war, illusion and deceit, Zenia's subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies' pasts.From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The story of three women living in Toronto explores the paradox of woman as villain."@en
  • "Roz, Charis, and Tony are all hurt and damaged by Zenia during their thirty year relationship and after Zenia's death she still haunts them."@en
  • "Zenia has been no friend to three of her former college classmates, Roz, Charis, and Tony; she's betrayed their confidences, seduced their men, even lulled them into thinking she was dead. A beautiful portrait of a nasty woman."@en
  • "Abridged."@en

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Romány"
  • "Love stories"
  • "General fiction"
  • "Powieść kanadyjska w języku angielskim"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Humorous fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"@en

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  • "The robber bride"
  • "The robber bride"@en
  • "The robber bride"@es
  • "The robber bride : [a novel]"
  • "Toduk sinbu"
  • "Røverbruden"
  • "Røverbruden"@da
  • "Modrobrada"
  • "Loupení jehňátek"
  • "ʻArūs-i farı̄bkār"
  • "Zbójecka narzeczona"@pl
  • "Zbójecka narzeczona"
  • "Roverbruden"
  • "Ryövärimorsian"@fi
  • "Ryövärimorsian"
  • "強盜新娘"
  • "Röövelpruut"
  • "La voleuse d'hommes : roman"
  • "Qiang dao xin niang"
  • "Loupení jehňátek : román o lstivosti, kráse a svedených mužích"
  • "The Robber Bride"
  • "The Robber Bride"@en
  • "ʻRüs farībkār"
  • "The robber Bride"
  • "La voleuse d'hommes"
  • "도둑신부"
  • "Līgava laupītāja"
  • "Robber bride"
  • "Robber bride"@en
  • "ha-Kalah ha-shodedet"
  • "Nevesta zbojníčka"
  • "The Robber bride"
  • "Nevesta zbojnicka"
  • "Robber Bride"
  • "La voleuse d'homme"

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