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The robber bride, Margaret Atwood

Label
The robber bride
Title
The robber bride
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
R6 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Friendship
Label
The robber bride, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
99900
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First trade edition in the U.S.A.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9780385260084
Lccn
93024267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 99900
  • (OCoLC)28375010
Label
The robber bride, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
99900
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First trade edition in the U.S.A.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9780385260084
Lccn
93024267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 99900
  • (OCoLC)28375010

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