Stone Mattress

Hardcover | September 9, 2014

byMargaret Atwood

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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.

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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 de...

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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Format: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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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