While asking for a continuation of a novel published in 1993 may seem odd, given that Atwood has written five or six novels since, it actually makes perfect sense. The Robber Bride is the sleeper hit of Atwood's novels - it doesn't have the genre-bending sensibilities of The Handmaid's Tale or the widespread critical acclaim of Cat's Eye and Alias Grace, and yet it's accumulated a sizable following over the years.
Unlike many of her novels, which are relatively self-contained works, the ending of The Robber Bride kind of drifts away from the reader like ashes over
Because some of the purchased copies may not have arrived yet, I'm not going to reveal any major spoilers, sticking only to those details already available on The Walrus' website. Knowing the nature of the web, though, a detailed plot summary is sure to surface in the next few weeks, but I still don't want to ruin it for anyone. (Yes, I'm frustratingly old-fashioned like that.)
Head on below the fold for my review.