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.'
Crows Nest:Allen and Unwin,2011Z17688342011selected 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