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Stone Mattress

Paperback edition released 07/10/2021

by Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress Synopsis

BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE, THE TESTAMENTS AND ALIAS GRACE 'Dark and witty tales from the gleefully inventive Margaret Atwood. Witty verve, imaginative inventiveness and verbal sizzle vivify every page' Sunday Times A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire, and a crime committed long ago is revenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite. 'A collection of nine acerbic, mischievous, gulpable short stories' Harper's Bazaar 'Atwood's prose is so sharp and sly that the effect is bracing rather than bleak' Guardian '[Look at these tales] as eight icily refreshing arsenic Popsicles followed by a baked Alaska laced with anthrax, all served with impeccable style and aplomb. Enjoy!' Ursula K. Le Guin, Financial Times 'Atwood has characters here close to death, dead already, unwittingly doomed or - in one memorable case - freeze-dried; but her own curiosity, enthusiasm and sheer storytelling panache remain alive and kicking' Independent

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780349006536
Publication date: 7th October 2021
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN: 9780349006536
Publication date: 07/10/2021
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781101974025
Publication date: 13/05/2016
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ISBN: 9781486224487
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Format: Audio disc

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About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays, and her books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She has won many literary awards and prizes.

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