Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

Margaret Atwood, Emily Rankin, Lorna Raver, Bernadette Dunne

A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. 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. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire, and a crime committed long ago is revenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatalite. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood ventures into the shadowland earlier explored by fabulists and concoctors of dark yarns such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Daphne du Maurier and Arthur Conan Doyle - and also by herself, in her award-winning novel Alias Grace. In Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game. List of Stories and Narrators: * Alphinland and Torching the Dusties read by Lorna Raver * Revenant read by Mark Bramhall * Dark Lady and The Dead Hand Loves You read by Arthur Morey * Lusus Naturae read by Emily Rankin * The Freeze-Dried Groom read by Rob Delaney * I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth read by Bernadette Dunne * Stone Mattress read by Margaret Atwood

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