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Stone Mattress

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, 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.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

 
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Used availability for Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress


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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4104-7625-1 / 978-1-4104-7625-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-385-53912-6 / 978-0-385-53912-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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September 2014 : Canada Hardback
Title: Stone Mattress
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7710-0680-2 / 978-0-7710-0680-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4088-5716-2 / 978-1-4088-5716-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-349-00653-9 / 978-0-349-00653-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: Stone Mattress
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7710-0681-0 / 978-0-7710-0681-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-8041-7350-8 / 978-0-8041-7350-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Stone Mattress (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4712-8296-1 / 978-1-4712-8296-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Stone Mattress: A Story (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Stone Mattress
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   


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