Stone Mattress

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Author Atwood, Margaret
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Margaret Atwood returns to short fiction with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel,Alias Grace.

A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband in “Alphinland, the first of three loosely linked stories about the romantic geometries of a group of writers and artists.

In “The Freeze-Dried Bridegroom, a man who bids on an auctioned storage space has a surprise.

In “Lusus Naturae, a woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire.

In “Torching the Dusties, 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.

And in “Stone Mattress, a long-ago crime is avenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite.

In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game.