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The Robber Bride

By: Margaret Atwood
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1993 Copyright © O.W. Toad Ltd. 1993 (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

'Moving amid these three women, touching up their portraits with one perfect detail after another, conjuring Zenia from their memories and tears, Atwood is in her glory. What a treasure she is, and what a fine new book she has written.' ( Newsweek)
'A provocative version of the war between the sexes; entertaining, imaginative and suspenseful, it finds Atwood in rare form.' ( Publishers Weekly)

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Fun, interesting read

love Margaret Atwood she is one of my best loved authors and this book doesn't disappoint!

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Brilliant character study

Like I know ANYTHING about character study. What I do know is that I enjoyed the narration and the story kept me wondering and engaged in the stuff of life. Like a warm quilt with blood stains...life.

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Not a bad read

Strangely enjoyable typically Atwood. Once you get through the characters jumping through time, it’s hard to stop

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Annoying

I didn’t feel anything for the characters except for the twins…I cannot recommend The Robber Bride

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