'Dachshund droids, sinister crones, shapeshifting children, a plethora of witches, dragonstalkers, familiars, slithering eels and, of course, bats, flit and fly through these pages, aided and abetted by Kathleen Jennings’s inspired pencil drawings. Stray Bats is a madcap miscellany consisting of fifty vignettes based on poems by Australian women. Lanagan delights in playing with language, rhyme, and rhythm.
'This could be the perfect gift for that slightly otherworldly person in your life—or for yourself, when you need a moment of magic, a dip into darkness, a spark of light.
'For the reader who would like to explore further, there are a list of poems that inspired the author and notes on where those poems might be found.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Author's note: Pieces in this book were inspired by the following poems and are published with the approval of the poets or, where applicable, their copyright holders.
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