Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan

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Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong collection a good introduction to Lanagan’s mind-bending work.
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Yellowcake brings together ten short stories from the extraordinarily talented Margo Lanagan--each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking.

The stories range from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, and yet what pervades 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 savored slowly and pondered deeply because they cut to the very heart of who we are.

“Haunting, gorgeous, and sometimes painful, Lanagan’s stories are unlike anything else in fantasy literature.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Lanagan unravels familiar myths and fairy tales, weaving them into unique, sharply resonant forms in this characteristically stunning collection." --Kirkus, starred review


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About Margo Lanagan

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MARGO LANAGAN is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. She is a two-time Printz Honor winner and a three-time World Fantasy Award winner. Ms. Lanagan lives in Sydney, Australia, and can be found online at amongamidwhile.blogspot.com and on Twitter as @margolanagan.










Author Residence: Sydney, Australia
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 242 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 13 2013

Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong collection a good introduction to Lanagan’s mind-bending work.

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