Tender Morsels

Tender Morsels

by Margo Lanagan

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/10/2008

  $11.65

Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. It is a gloriously told tale of journeys and transformations, penetrating the boundaries between male and female, reality and myth, conscious and unconscious, temporal and spiritual, human and beast.


Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, given to her by natural magic and in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters, gentle Branza and curious Urdda, grow up in this harmonious world, protected from the violence and village prejudice that once made their mother's life unendurable.


But the real world cannot be denied forever, and gradually the borders break down between Liga's refuge and the place from which she escaped. Having known heaven, how will Liga and her daughters survive back in the world where beauty cannot be separated from cruelty? How far can you take your fantasies before they grow dangerous? How fully can you protect your children, and how completely should you?


Building on a mythic scaffolding, Margo Lanagan asks timeless questions about what it is to be human. She unflinchingly explores the evil and sweetness in the world and reveals the essential magic of learning to live with both.


A long-awaited novel from an author acclaimed for the fearless range of her imagination, the emotional intensity of her stories, and the virtuosity of her writing.


A story of astonishing beauty, originality and power.

ISBN:
9781741158731
9781741158731
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-10-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan is an acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction.

Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was an Honor Book in the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Her novel Sea Hearts was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won a WA Premiers Book Award, the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, The Norma K Hemming Award and the Barbara Jefferis Award, an Indie Award and an Aurealis Award among many other honours.

Zeroes, and its sequel Swarm, co-authored with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti, were New York Times bestsellers.

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