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ATWOOD, Margaret. Stone Mattress : Nine Tales. (Toronto) : McClelland & Srewart, (2014). First Canadian Printing. Pp (10),-273,(5). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
"From the celebrated author of Alias Grace, The Blind Assasin, The Robber Bride, and most recently The MaddAddam Trilogy, comes this stunning new collection of stories, Margaret Atwood's first, since her #1 nationally bestselling collection Moral Disorder.
These nine dazzling tales speak to our times with deadly accuracy and imaginative verve. A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through an ice storm by the voice of her late husband in "Alphinland," the first of three stories about the romantic entanglements of a small group of writers and artists. In "The Freeze Dried Groom," a man who bids on an auctioned storage space has a gruesome 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 attempts to cope with the little people she sees while a newly formed populist group prepares to burn down her retirement residence. 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 recurs in an unexpected forrn. And in "Stone Mattress, a long-ago crime is avenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite.
Stone Mattress is vintage Margaret Atwood. She is at the top ot her darkly humorous and seriously playful game." (from the dj).
The freeze-dried groom;
I dream of Zenia with the bright red teeth;
The dead hand loves you;
Torching the dusties.
Bottom edge of cloth sunned, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00
Title: Stone Mattress : Nine Tales. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2014, ISBN:97807710O6807: 2014
ISBN Number: 97807710O6807
Item: 1.00 Item
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