Monday, December 22, 2008

Aimless Reading: The A's, Part 24.2

The Robber Bride
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Atwood, Margaret
The Robber Bride


The story of Zenia ought to begin when Zenia began. It must have been some place long ago and distant in space, thinks Tony; someplace bruised, and very tangled. A european print, hand-tinted, ochre-coloured, with dusty sunlight and a lot of bushes in it -- bushes with thick leaves and ancient twisted roots, behind which, out of sight in the undergrowth and hinted at only by a boot protruding, or a slack hand, something ordinary but horrifying is taking place.

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