Book of the Week

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. Photo: PA Photo/Bloomsbury
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. Photo: PA Photo/Bloomsbury

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

In Margaret Atwood’s world of fiction, vampires are not the stuff of unrequited love or sickly-sweet fantasy.

There is, however, a story about a young girl with an unexplained genetic abnormality that makes people think she is a vampire. And like the undead, she is condemned to living in the shadows of the society.

While this may sound improbable (and maybe a tad bizarre), in the hands of the Booker Prize-winning author and her amazing, razor-sharp wit, the riveting story of this doomed girl is brought to life.

Atwood fanscertainly won’t be disappointed.