Want to buy a limited edition Margaret Atwood short story? You can’t, unless you subscribe to The Walrus
The Walrus Foundation announced the launch of its imprint The Walrus Books today, and the first book in its roster is a limited edition of a short story by famed Canadian author and Rob Ford rival Margaret Atwood, titled I Dream of Zenia With the Bright Red Teeth. A press release from The Walrus states that the story revisits Zenia, the protagonist from The Robber Bride. Only 2,000 copies of the Brian Morgan and Marian Bantjes–designed hard copy will be printed, and it will be available only to new and renewing subscribers of The Walrus until the story is published in the magazine’s “Summer Reading” issue. If the Walrus Foundation’s executive director, Shelley Ambrose, wants to drum up a little extra gravy, we suggest getting Mayor Ford photographed toting around a copy in his back pocket. No one can resist a reformed bad boy.