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The Walrus launches new book imprint with Margaret Atwood short story

Zenia, the notorious liar from Margaret Atwood’s 1993 novel The Robber Bride, has resurfaced.

Atwood returns to her villainous character in “I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth,” the first short story to be published by the Walrus Foundation’s new imprint, The Walrus Books.

Printed by Coach House Books, the limited-edition, 32-page story is available for $35 (and comes with a subscription to the magazine), exclusively to new and renewing subscribers of The Walrus magazine’s print, digital, and tablet editions. Atwood will sign and number the first 100 copies of the 2,000 being produced.

The story will also appear in the magazine’s Summer Reading issue, on newsstands June 11.