Stone Mattress

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Nan A. Talese | Sep 16, 2014 | 288 Pages | 5-5/8 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780385539128

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    Nan A. Talese | Sep 16, 2014 | 288 Pages | 5-5/8 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780385539128

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“Witty and frequently biting … this book’s stories offer characters a chance to put their own understandings of gallantry, courage and revenge to the test, in ways both mundane and extraordinary.”
The New York Times Book Review

“In Stone Mattress [Atwood is] having a high old time dancing over the dark swamps of Horror on the wings of satirical wit … Look at these tales as eight icily refreshing arsenic Popsicles followed by a baked Alaska laced with anthrax, all served with impeccable style and aplomb. Enjoy!”
—Ursula K Le Guin, Financial Times
“These exuberantly told tales are a tour de force of wit, style, and discernment.”
O Magazine
“Eclectic, funny, vibrant, terrifying, beautiful, and utterly delightful.”
Boston Globe

“[These] stories have the caustic wit and giddy deviance … along with the probing interiority and flinty insights of Atwood’s novels.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Stylish, acerbic and wickedly funny … With wit, sympathy and precision, Atwood draws readers into a reflective frame of mind.”
Miami Herald

“[This] collection is surprisingly unsettling, gripping and at once laugh-out-loud hilarious. It attains its laudable goal: Myths last over time, and the stories in this book have that very quality. They are timeless, memorable and quite simply fun.”
Chicago Tribune

“Stunning … Atwood brings her biting wit to bear on the battle of the sexes.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Shrewdly brilliant, gleefully mischievous, and acerbically hilarious … Atwood has the raptor’s penetrating gaze, speed, and agility and never misses her mark.”
Booklist, starred review
“Clever tales about writers and lovers … Atwood is a playful, sharp-edged, and politically alert author.”
Kirkus Reviews

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