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 Zenia’s funeral, but at lunch, after the funeral, they spot Zenia—not dead at all and up to no good.
MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
WINNER OF THE TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD FOR FICTION
“Atwood has never written better than in this novel of glittering breadth and dark, eerie depths.” The Sunday Times
“A remarkable achievement, constantly entertaining and intriguing.” The Ottawa Citizen
“Funny, thoughtful, moving…. Atwood’s plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous.” The Washington Post
“Nobody maps female psychic territory the way Margaret Atwood does.…What a treasure she is.” Newsweek
“A hugely enjoyable novel.” Globe and Mail
“Brilliant and entertaining.” Boston Sunday Globe
“Brilliant and entertaining.” Ottawa Sun