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Red Spikes

Written by Margo LanaganAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Margo Lanagan


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 14 and up
· October 9, 2007 · $16.99 · 978-0-375-84320-4 (0-375-84320-5)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

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Starred Review, Booklist, October 1, 2007:
"While the stories always startle, they also often murmur about humanity's higher inclinations, including honor, compassion, and different kinds of love."

Starred Review, The Horn Book, November/December 2007:
"Lanagan's ten stories delve into the crevices of nightmare, tempation, and helplessness with a mixture of earthy dialect and inventiveness that makes this collection mesmerizing, sometimes horrifying, and occasionally funny."

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FINALIST 2007 - Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
WINNER 2008 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2007 - Horn Book Fanfare
NOMINEE - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
WINNER - New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories, and poetry. Black Juice, her second collection of stories, won a Printz Honor Award and the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Ms. Lanagan lives in Sydney, Australia.

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