The Point of Roses single work   short story   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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    y Black Juice Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1102783 2004 selected work short story young adult science fiction fantasy horror (taught in 2 units)

    Ten stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling: 'As part of a public execution, a young boy forlornly helps to sing his sister down. A servant learns about grace and loyalty from a mistress who would rather dance with Gypsies than sit on her throne. A terrifying encounter with a demonic angel gives a young man the strength he needs to break free of his oppressor. On a bleak and dreary afternoon a gleeful shooting spree leads to tragedy for a desperate clown unable to escape his fate.'

    'Black Juice offers glimpses into familiar, shadowy worlds that push the boundaries of the spirit and leave the mind haunted with the knowledge that black juice runs through us all.'

    London : Gollancz , 2006
    pg. 201-230
  • Appears in:
    y Yellowcake Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1768834 2011 selected work short story young adult 'Yellowcake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer; nine stories previously published in critically acclaimed fantasy horror and speculative fiction anthologies, and one new story now collected in one edition - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking'. (Source: Trove) Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 pg. 1-30
Last amended 15 Jun 2011