Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales

Publication Date : 29/9/15
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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

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy.  

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 stromatalite.

In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood ventures into the shadowland earlier explored by fabulists and concoctors of dark yarns such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Daphne du Maurier and Arthur Conan Doyle - and also by herself, in her award-winning novel Alias Grace. In Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game.

(9780349006536)

SKU 9780349006536
Barcode # 9780349006536
Brand Virago Press Ltd
Artist / Author Margaret Atwood
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.196m
Shipping Length 0.150m
Unit Of Measure each
Publication Date 29/9/15
Number of pages 320
format Paperback / softback
Author Margaret Atwood

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