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Red Spikesby Margo Lanagan
Synopses & Reviews
Margo Lanagan's electrifying stories take place in worlds not quite our own, and yet each one illuminates what it is to be human. They are stories of yearning for more, and learning to live with what you have. Stories that show the imprint love leaves on us all.
If you think you don't like short fiction, that a story can't have the depth or impact of a novel, then you haven't read Margo Lanagan. A writer this startling and this original doesn't come along very often. So for anyone who likes to be surprised, touched, unsettled, intrigued, or scared senseless, prepare to be dazzled by what a master storyteller can do in a few short pages.
Set in distant worlds, the meaning of life and the definition of what it is to be human is captured, in a collection of intense short stories for young adult readers, from the author of Black Juice.
Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories, and poetry. Black Juice, her second collection of stories, won a Printz Honor Award and the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Ms. Lanagan lives in Sydney, Australia.
Table of Contents
Baby Jane — Monkey's paternoster — A good heart — Winkie — A feather in the breast of God — Hero Vale — Under hell, over heaven — Mouse maker — Forever upward — Daughter of the clay.
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