February 9, 2010
February 9, 2010
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.
Filled with beauty, pain, and transformation, Margo Lanagan's critically acclaimed reinterpretation of "Snow White and Rose Red" is about a tiny piece of heaven tucked inside a dark, despairing world. Repeatedly ****** in her village, Liga Longfield has been granted peace in a lovely if stagnant parallel world away from home. There, she raises her two daughters quietly until visitors, including a tiny man and a boy/bear, bring reality thundering in. Although there is much brutality here, the lyrical writing and ultimate tenderness create a gripping, emotional read. A 2009 Printz Honor Book, Lanagan also received a 2006 Printz Honor for BLACK JUICE, a short story collection.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Family / General, General, Social Issues / Sexual Abuse
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Family / General, General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Social Issues / Sexual Abuse
- Age: Teen
- Publisher: Ember
- Pages: 436
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: February 9, 2010
- Author: Margo Lanagan
- Online Item #: 12092685
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-9279
- ISBN: 9780375843051
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported