Stone Mattress

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Atwood, Margaret

Titel: Stone Mattress : Nine Tales / Margaret Atwood
Person(en): Atwood, Margaret
Sprache: Englisch
Originalsprache: Englisch
Umfang: 1 online resource
Erschienen: 2014
ISBN/Preis: 9781408857175
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Inhalt: 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's 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.