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Margo Lanagan lives in Sydney. She is a mother of two boys and the author of many acclaimed short stories. She has sold encyclopedias, washed forks and written corporate annual reports. She has also travelled widely and studied history. Margo Lanagan is a superb technical writer, as well as an astounding new literary voice.
July 2010 Debut of the Month. This is a striking retelling of the Grimms’ Snow White and Rose Red, beautifully written and strangely original. It’s an unforgettable novel that is sure to shock and amaze in equal measure. Constantly shifting from beauty to horror, darkness to light, Tender Morsels will take you to the very edge. But one thing is for sure, it’s guaranteed to enthral you and hold you within the pages until the very end.
If you have any recollection of the brilliant novelist Angela Carter, then youâ€™ll be thrilled at this wonderfully powerful collection of short stories from a supremely talented author. If not youâ€™ll love the beautifully elegant prose which youâ€™ll savour long after youâ€™ve finished it.
RED SPIKES - ten stabs to the heart. Ten tales to jab and poke - at your darkest fears, your secret desires. Margo Lanagan's short 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. For anyone who likes to be surprised, touched, unsettled, intrigued, or scared, prepare to be dazzled by what a master storyteller can do in a few short pages.
Nach den erlittenen Grausamkeiten ihres Vaters und der jungen Manner aus der Stadt fluchtet sich Liga in eine Parallelwelt. Dort, in ihrem friedlichen Hauschen im Wald, zieht sie ihre beiden Tochter Branza und Urdda auf. Doch die Wirklichkeit kann nicht fur immer verdrangt werden: Verzauberte Baren und ein gieriger Zwerg dringen in ihre Welt ein, und Urddas Neugierde zwingt Liga schlielich, in die Realitat zuruckzukehren. Doch konnen Liga und ihre Tochter in einer Welt bestehen, in der Schones und Schreckliches nebeneinander existieren?Margo Lanagan stellt in ihrer tief berhrenden Interpretation von "e;Schneeweichen und Rosenrot"e; zeitlose Fragen ber das Wesen des Menschen. Furchtlos erforscht sie das Bse und das Gute und lehrt uns, dass es unverzichtbar ist, mit beidem leben zu lernen. "e;Seit Jahren hat mich kein Buch so bewegt."e; TOR.COM"e;Ein Meisterwerk."e; LOCUS ONLINE"e;Niemand schreibt wie Margo Lanagan."e; THE BOOKBAG
Time out of time, people call it, but they're wrong. It's all time, like white light is all colours, or white noise is all pitches of noise coming at you together. In this transcendent collection of short stories, Lanagan deftly navigates a new set of worlds in which the boundaries between reality and possibility are paper-thin . . . and sometimes disappear altogether. Prepare to be unsettled, intrigued and dazzled by what a master storyteller can do in a few short pages.
Rollrock Island ist eine raue Insel irgendwo im Norden, betaubt von dem Geschrei der Mowen, dem Brullen der Robben und dem Rauschen der Wellen, bevolkert von armen Fischern und ihren verharmten Frauen. Es ist ein harsches Leben fur die Familien, die der Insel ihr karges Auskommen abtrotzen. Doch Rollrock Island ist auch ein Ort voller Magie. Unten auf dem windigen Strand, wo die Robbenherden lagern, wirft das ausgestoene Madchen Miskaella ihre Zauber aus und lockt wunderschone Frauen aus den Robbenkorpern. Die schonsten Frauen, die die armen Fischer je gesehen haben. Und mit ihnen nimmt Miskaellas Rache fur all die Verletzungen, die sie von den Inselbewohnern erdulden musste, ihren Lauf.
Yellow Cake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking. Ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, what pervades these stories is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill for love. In a dangerous world, they seek the solace and strength that comes from family and belonging. These are stories to be savoured slowly and pondered deeply because they cut to the very heart of who we are.
Rollrock is an isolated, windswept island; a wild and salty landscape where fishermen and their families must wring a living from the stormy seas. But Rollrock is also a place of eerie magic, and of powerful desire. Down on the beach, the outcast witch of Rollrock casts her spells, and draws mysterious girls from the sea. These are girls with long, pale limbs and faces of haunting innocence - the most enchantingly beautiful creatures the fishermen of Rollrock have ever seen. The island is envied, and many a man is lured to Rollrock with the promise of a sea wife. But the arrival of these women is the ruin of countless families - and to the despair of the men of Rollrock, magic always has its price. The brides do not belong on land. One day, the sea will claim them back.
In her inspired re-working of the fairy-tale Snow White and Rose Red Margo Lanagan has created characters that are vivid, passionate, flawed and fiercely devoted to their hearts' desires, whether these desires are good or evil. It is the story of two worlds - one real, one magical - and how, despite the safe haven her magical world offers to those who have suffered, her characters can never turn their backs on the real world, with all its beauty and brutality. Tender Morsels is an astonishing novel, fraught with the tension between love and horror, violence and tenderness, despair and hope.
RED SPIKES - ten stabs to the heart. Ten tales to jab and poke - at your darkest fears, your secret desires. Margo Lanagan's short stories take place in worlds not quite our own, and yet each one illuminates wahat 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. For anyone who likes to be surprised, touched,unsettled, intrigued, or scared, prepare to be dazzled by waht a master storyteller can do in a few short pages.