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The robber bride

by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Format: Book on CD 2011
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Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
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Summary
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 Zania's funeral, but at lunch, after the funeral, they spot Zenia--not dead at all and up to no good.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Atwood's first novel since Cat's Eye (1989) deserves every superlative we can muster from hilarious to wise. At its heart lies a question Atwood posed to herself: "Where have all the Lady Macbeths gone?" She found a key to the answer in a terse little Grimm's fairy tale titled "The Robber Bridegroom," and her robber bride, a ruthless man-eater, was born. Zenia is a ravishing, smoky-maned villain with more life stories than a snake has skins. She claims to be everything from a gypsy orphan to a White Russian forced into prostitution by her emigre mother. Zenia has even managed to come back from the dead, bustier and more alluring than ever. But enthralling as this witchy liar is, it is the women she's duped and swindled we come to love. Atwood has created a trio of middle-aged marvels, all survivors of Zenia's greed, lust, and cunning. There's Tony, an elfin historian with immense owl eyes, a steely mind, and a passion for war. Charis is a kind albeit self-defeating mystic, while Roz is a successful, if hefty, businesswoman you wouldn't want to face at a poker table. Zenia has slithered into each of her lives and stolen their men, their money, and their self-respect, but each has rallied, faced their sorrowful pasts, and grown stronger in battle. Atwood has never expressed her views on the study of history, social mores, spiritual matters, and womanhood with more heart and panache. This is a genuine tour de force, witty and original, suspenseful and sagacious. ~--Donna Seaman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The author of Cat's Eye depicts a femme fatale's malevolent role in the lives of three women; a seven-week PW bestseller. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Women -- Canada -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher Westminster, Md. :Books on Tape,2011
Edition Library ed.
Contributors Dunne, Bernadette.
Participants/Performers Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Description 16 audio discs (approximately 76 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780307940629 :
0307940624 :
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