Stone Mattress: Nine Tales Characters

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Constance

Constance Starr features primarily in the story “Alphinland”, and peripherally in the stories “Revenant” and “Dark Lady”. Constance Starr is a famous and well-loved fantasy writer, noted mainly for her “Alphinland” stories and novels. Constance is reeling from the death of her husband in “Alphinland”, and fantasizes that he is still alive, speaking to her, and helping to take care of her. Constance recalls events of the past, including a very sexual relationship with famous poet Gavin Putnam from many years before. At Gavin’s funeral, she makes peace with Jorrie, with whom Constance had feuded for decades about who drove who away from Gavin.

Gavin

Gavin Putnam is an elderly poet who features primarily in the story “Revenant”, and peripherally in the stories “Alphinland” and “Dark Lady”. Gavin is very limited in movement in his old age, and hates having to be so dependent on his much...

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