about this book keeps you reading.It’s
not the action, or the fast pace, but rather the deep characterization of three
former college acquaintances.
Charis, and Tony, three women twenty years after college, come together at a
Toronto restaurant to exchange complex emotions and stories about the funeral
they attended.More accurately, about
the mysterious and game-playing Zenia who set up her own funeral.
Margaret Atwood does
a superb job of revealing the inner thoughts of the three ladies, their
insecurities, faults, love life, and their genuine humanity toward the devil in
most amazing tributes are given to these ladies as Zenia overrides their
friendships and humanity.Zenia easily
manipulates them separately when Zenia needs something from them, whether it is
money or their husband.
has a different definition of love and relationships.Zenia abuses all confidentialities and trust,
yet is repeatedly allowed back onto the women’s porch.
will arise at the end and who’s really dead?
reason I initially chose this book was because I recognized the author as the
one who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale,
which is a new series on TV (or is it a movie?).Regardless, I’m always looking to read
new-to-me authors and the intrigue was well rewarded.