Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Six of the best literary antiheroines

At B&N Reads Tara Sonin tagged her six literary antiheroines you’ll love to hate (and maybe love, too), including:
Zenia (The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood)

Margaret Atwood is a mistress of complex female characters, and this gender-swapped re-imagining of a Brothers Grimm fairytale is no exception. Zenia is a villainess who has inserted herself into the lives of three friends and upended their romantic ambitions, finances, and reputations. She is relentless in her pursuit of her own success even if it is at the detriment of others, and there is a part of all of us that roots for her to win.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Robber Bride is among Kit Whitfield's top ten genre-defying novels.

--Marshal Zeringue