Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress

By Margaret Atwood

  • Release Date: 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 4
From 71 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

In this extraordinary collection, Margaret Atwood gives us nine unforgettable tales that reveal the grotesque, delightfully wicked facets of humanity. “Alphinland,” the first of three loosely linked tales, introduces us to a fantasy writer who is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. In “Lusus Naturae,” a young woman, monstrously transformed by a genetic defect, is mistaken for a vampire. And in the title story, a woman who has killed four husbands discovers an opportunity to exact vengeance on the first man who ever wronged her. By turns thrilling, funny, and thought-provoking, Stone Mattress affirms Atwood as our greatest creator of worlds—and as an incisive chronicler of our darkest impulses.


  • Great Collection

    By bohemianshooter
    Like many, my first exposure to Margaret Atwood’s writing was The Handmaid’s Tale during my late teens. Since then I’ve been hooked and this collection of short stories was no different. I love her sense of place, people and most of all her wicked sense of humor when approaching both of those things.