Stone mattress : nine tales / Margaret Atwood.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville||PLAYAWAY F ATWOOD M. (Text)||34706001441890||Playaway - Adult||Checked out||11/27/2018|
- ISBN: 9781467685818
- ISBN: 146768581X
- Physical Description: 1 audio media player (approximately 10 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway, 
- Distributor: Solon, OH : Findaway World, LLC.
- Copyright: ℗2014
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|Formatted Contents Note:||
Alphinland -- Revenant -- Dark lady -- Lusus naturae -- Freeze-dried groom -- I dream of Zenia with the bright red teeth -- Dead hand loves you -- Stone mattress -- Torching the dusties.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Stone mattress is a short story collection which includes nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships. 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.
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