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The Point of Roses single work   short story   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Point of Roses
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Black Juice Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 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 separately published work icon Yellowcake Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1768834 2011 selected work short story young adult

    'Yellow Cake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking.

    'Ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, what pervades these stories is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill for love. In a dangerous world, they seek the solace and strength that comes from family and belonging.

    'These are stories to be savoured slowly and pondered deeply because they cut to the very heart of who we are.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (UK ed.).

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011
    pg. 1-30
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