‘Stone Mattress’ by Margaret Atwood

Bloomsbury; $25.99

About the author Claire Corbett

Claire Corbett is a journalist and the author of When We Have Wings. Her new novel, Watch Over Me, was recently published by Allen & Unwin.

www.clairecorbett.com

 

@ccorbettauthor
 

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