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Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  

Tender Morsels

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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.

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Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Liga endures unspeakable cruelties at the hands of her father, before being magically granted her own personal heaven, a safe haven from the real world. She raises her two daughters in this alternate reality, and they grow up protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever ...Magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga's refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?


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Tender Morsels...is funny, tragic, wise, tender and beautifully written. It also left me gasping with shock...It is with a mixture of respect and delight that I greet any book capable of blasting an entire genre out of the water with its audacity and grace. Tender Morsels is such a book -- Meg Rosoff Guardian A work of genius, with richly inventive language and a brilliantly imagined fairy tale context... the brutal moments are woeven in like dark threads in a rich and complex tapestry -- Dinah Hall Sunday Telegraph A novel that explores the most profound human emotions with a clear gaze; it made me weep like a child at the end Observer A striking retelling of the Grimms
Snow White and Rose Red, told in a rich yet remote prose style, it is, like Lanagan

's award-winning collection of short stories, Red Spikes, likely to appeal to teenage girls with a taste for the original and the sinister -- Amanda Craig The Times It's a rewardingly complex and emotional story told in highly imaginative prose. The worlds Lanagan creates are so rich and multi-layered it's easy to get lost in the book's 500 pages, never wanting to leave Scotsman'


About the Author

Margo Lanagan

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.

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Publication date

1st July 2010

Author

Margo Lanagan

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099546139

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