Stone Mattress by Margaret AtwoodStone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress

byMargaret Atwood

Hardcover | September 9, 2014

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In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories.
     In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature dark humour, playfulness, and deadly seriousness are in abundance. In "Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on a storage locker has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth," we remeet Tony, Charis, and Roz from The Robber Bride, but, years later, as their nemesis is seen in an unexpected form. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet's syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. In "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is revenged in the Arctic. This is classic Margaret Atwood, and she is at the very top of her form.
MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty books -- novels, short stories, poetry, literary criticism, social history, and books for children. Atwood's work is acclaimed internationally and has been published around the world. Her novels include The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye -- both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Robbe...
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Title:Stone MattressFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.91 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771006802

ISBN - 13:9780771006807

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Good value for $5 but not my favorite Atwood stories. Well-written but strange.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from well written what a steal! for 5 dollars i bought this book.! very well written
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok But not her best book of stories
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Typical Margaret Atwood in the high quality of the writing and the depth and realism of the characters. I just couldn't get into this book as much as I usually can in her books.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting I am a fan of Margaret Atwood, that said I had trouble getting into this book. Generally I re-read her books and there's no way I would read this one more than once. It was interesting and very well written though.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Prism of Her Life Delicious. Forthright. On several occasions I laughed out loud and cannot remember when I last did that reading Atwood. B.L.Lendrum, author of Autumn's Grace
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I am not a fan of Atwood I had to read this book for our Book Club, which is a good thing as one can get stuck in a rut. Ms. Atwood's books have never been ones that I approach with open arms and this book is no different. Her writing is morbid and definitely does not raise anyone spirits even a little. Ms. Atwood is a talented writer with her descriptions and wording, but her characters are not happy people and live in misery or appear to want that type of life. I am sorry (a true Canadian manner!) I cannot recommend this book if you are looking for something that is uplifting or even a challenge to your intellect. It is boring.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stone matress I have never read Margaret Atwood before. Not really for me but not disappointed that I read it but I probably will not read her again.
Date published: 2014-12-22

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Margaret Atwood's previous book of short stories, Moral Disorder
 • "Sharply focused.... Rueful, wise, elegiac." Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books
 • "Vintage Atwood -- sharp and skilled, with a razor wit and deep emotional core.... A vital, thrilling, deeply affecting work from one of Canada's finest writers." Ottawa Citizen