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Yellowcake: Stories Hardcover – 14 May 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc; Reprint edition (14 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375869204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375869204
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.2 x 21.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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Review

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2013:
Haunting, gorgeous, and sometimes painful, Lanagan s stories are unlike anything else in fantasy literature.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2013:
"Lanagan unravels familiar myths and fairy tales, weaving them into unique, sharply resonant forms in this characteristically stunning collection...Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong collection a good introduction to Lanagan s mind-bending work."
Booklist, February 15, 2013:
"Lanagan's literary chops are nearly unrivaled in YA lit, and any release from her will draw excitement, scrutiny, and awards consideration."
The Horn Book, May/June 2013:
"These imaginative works demand much of their readers, occasionally providing catharsis and unfailingly provoking thought and discussion."
School Library Journal, April 2013:
"This is meaty fare, layered with meaning and thick with a richness of imagination. "Yellowcake "is as much about the telling as it is about the tales."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, June 2013:
"The familiarity of the stories and themes provide an access point to Lanagan s innovative sentence structure and dense, eloquent prose, while the emotional rawness of the tales, focusing intensely on loss and disillusionment, is powerful enough to grab even less sophisticated readers. The opening dialogues of each story serve as both an invitation and a disorientation, and by the end of the collection, readers will have the satisfying feeling that they have just assembled a strange and wondrous puzzle."
VOYA
"Exquisite. Lanagan's prose is challenging and rewarding in equal measure, creating resonances that most writers can only dream of; and her characters and situations seethe with emotional power."
Library Media Connection:
"Lanagan, master of the strange, disturbing, and familiar has again written a collection of stories which will entertain, enthrall, and challenge readers."
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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2013:
"Haunting, gorgeous, and sometimes painful, Lanagan's stories are unlike anything else in fantasy literature."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2013:
"Lanagan unravels familiar myths and fairy tales, weaving them into unique, sharply resonant forms in this characteristically stunning collection...Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong collection a good introduction to Lanagan's mind-bending work."

Booklist, February 15, 2013:
"Lanagan's literary chops are nearly unrivaled in YA lit, and any release from her will draw excitement, scrutiny, and awards consideration."

The Horn Book, May/June 2013:
"These imaginative works demand much of their readers, occasionally providing catharsis and unfailingly provoking thought and discussion."

School Library Journal, April 2013:
"This is meaty fare, layered with meaning and thick with a richness of imagination. Yellowcake is as much about the telling as it is about the tales."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, June 2013:
"The familiarity of the stories and themes provide an access point to Lanagan's innovative sentence structure and dense, eloquent prose, while the emotional rawness of the tales, focusing intensely on loss and disillusionment, is powerful enough to grab even less sophisticated readers. The opening dialogues of each story serve as both an invitation and a disorientation, and by the end of the collection, readers will have the satisfying feeling that they have just assembled a strange and wondrous puzzle."

VOYA
"Exquisite. Lanagan's prose is challenging and rewarding in equal measure, creating resonances that most writers can only dream of; and her characters and situations seethe with emotional power."

Library Media Connection:
"Lanagan, master of the strange, disturbing, and familiar has again written a collection of stories which will entertain, enthrall, and challenge readers."

About the Author

MARGO LANAGAN is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. She is a two-time Printz Honor winner and a three-time World Fantasy Award winner. Ms. Lanagan lives in Sydney, Australia, and can be found online at amongamidwhile.blogspot.com and on Twitter as @margolanagan.

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