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Red Spikes (Hardcover)

Author:  Margo Lanagan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0375843205
ISBN-13: 9780375843204
Sku: 204175641
Publish Date: 10/9/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.25H x 7.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  167
Age Range:  18 to UP
Set in distant worlds, the meaning of life and the definition of what it is to be human is captured, in a collection of intense short stories for young adult readers, from the author of Black Juice. *Author: Lanagan, Margo *Publication Date: 2007/10/09 *Number of Pages: 208 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 7.25 *Height: 6.25
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Margo Lanagan's electrifying 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.

If you think you don't like short fiction, that a story can't have the depth or impact of a novel, then you haven't read Margo Lanagan. A writer this startling and this original doesn't come along very often. So for anyone who likes to be surprised, touched, unsettled, intrigued, or scared senseless, prepare to be dazzled by what a master storyteller can do in a few short pages.
With ten young adult fantasy stories, Margo Lanagan enters into several different worlds that include the birth of a warrior queen, purgatory, and a boy's academy. Titles include "Baby Jane," "Under Hell, Over Heaven," and "Hero Vale." A 2007 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book.


"Langan...creates richly imagined characters whose lives and circumstances are lived as much beyond these pages as in them, requiring readers to engage in active and creative gap-filling...The stark originality of these tales may be offputting for readers with mainstream tastes, but for those eager to give their imaginations a strenuous workout, each of these stories pumps serious iron." 12/1/2007

"Gritty, dark and sometimes very nasty, these stories are, at their best, worthy of comparison to the fairy tales of Angela Carter." 10/1/2007

"Lanagan's...ten stories delve into the crevices of nightmare, temptation, and helplessness with a mixture of earthy dialect and inventiveness that makes this collection mesmerizing, sometimes horrifying, and occasionally funny." 11/1/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0167
Product attributePublisher:   Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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