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.
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"Starred Review. Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong
collection a good introduction to Lanagan's mind-bending
work." - Kirkus
"Starred Review. Haunting, gorgeous, and sometimes painful, Lanagan's stories are unlike anything else in fantasy literature." - Publishers Weekly
"Lanagan's literary chops are nearly unrivaled in YA lit, and any release from her will draw excitement, scrutiny, and awards consideration." - Booklist
"Exquisite. Lanagan's prose is challenging and rewarding in equal measure, creating resonances that most writers can only dream of; and her characters and situations seethe with emotional power." - VOYA
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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
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