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Stone Mattress

A Story

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection

The author of such towering novels as The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood proves her imaginative prowess dazzles just as vividly in her short fiction. "Stone Mattress," from her collection of the same name is witty, grotesque, and utterly hilarious-an exemplar of Atwood's tremendous capacity for capturing our darkest impulses on the page.

Verna, aging widow, boards a cruise ship bound for the Arctic in search of her next husband. The last four had suffered regrettable tragedies and left Verna wickedly wealthy in their wake. But, instead of finding another wealthy suitor, Verna finds unwitting Bob, the first man to have ever wronged her. Single, reasonably near his grave, ordinary, and attracted to her like all the others-Bob is all-too-easy prey for Verna's merciless revenge.

An ebook short.

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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid&#8242,s Tale, her novels include Cat&#8242,s Eye, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, and The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize. Oryx and Crake was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. Her other books for children include Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda and Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
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Seitenzahl 16, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 13.05.2016
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781101974025
Verlag Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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