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Tender Morsels: Book summary and reviews of Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Tender Morsels

by Margo Lanagan

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Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
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Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, 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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"Starred Review. With suggestions of bestiality and sodomy, the novel demands maturity - but the challenging text will attract only an ambitious audience anyway. Ages 14-up." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review. While the stories always startle, they also often murmur about humanity’s higher inclinations, including honor, compassion, and different kinds of love." - Booklist.

"Starred Review. Lanagan’s powerfully visceral speculative fiction is written in penetrating language and with the intensity of folktale." - Horn Book Magazine.

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Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan’s story collection, Red Spikes, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a Horn Book Fanfare. Black Juice, another collection of stories, was a Printz Honor Book. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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