From the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testamentsâ€”a thrilling, funny, and thought-provoking collection of stories that affirms Atwood as our greatest creator of worldsâ€”and as an incisive chronicler of our darkest impulses.
â€śAlphinland,â€ť 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 â€śLusus Naturae,â€ť 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.
Stone Mattress is a collection of unforgettable tales that reveal the grotesque, delightfully wicked facets of humanity.