Red Spikes

By Margo Lanagan
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375843044, 192pp.)

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Library Binding

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“Lanagan solidifies her reputation as mistress of the strange.”—The Bulletin

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.

★ “This razor-sharp assemblage thrusts readers . . . into alien, hermetic environments and uncompromisingly idiomatic points of view.”—Booklist, Starred




About the Author

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, and was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Sydney, Australia.




Praise For Red Spikes

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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