Author(s): Margo Lanagan
Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever--magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga's refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?
From the Hardcover edition.
Winner of Ditmar Award for Best Australian Long Fiction 2009. Commended for Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 2009. Shortlisted for Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2009 and Shirley Jackson Awards: Novel Category 2009 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Fantasy Novel 2008.
Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her three collections of short stories have been rapturously reviewed around the world and have garnered many awards, nominations and shortlistings. Tender Morsels & Black Juice were both Michael L. Printz Honor Books, and Black Juice won two World Fantasy Awards and the 2004 Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA 2007 Book of the Year: Older Readers and was a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Margo lives in Sydney.