She has not lit the fire place since he has stopped becoming visible. She says that, she is not telling herself also that he is dead. As if it some how betrayal. And it will hurt him.
She declined the offer by her sons and their spouses to come and stay with them. She wants to stay in her house. Her and Ewan's house and of course Aphinland.
Aphinland is the fantasy world she has created in her youth. It is exciting world with dragons, demons, hexes, weapons, forts etc. She has written books on this land and sold them. Her publishers want her to join social network to promote the sale of her books. But why does she need more money. Money did not cure Ewan's tumor.
This is how the story goes. What made me like the book. Because it is in large print - soothing for eyes. Or because I am reading a female narrator's book after a long time. Or because the story line is unique, different. And the style is poetic.
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood a short story collection. My rating - 4.5/5