Yellowcake: Stories

By LANAGAN, Margo

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978-0-375-86920-4 978-0-375-96920-1 978-0-375-98931-5
Publisher
Knopf.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Ten tales examine unexpected occurrences of magic in everyday lives. Most of the stories appeared in various anthologies published between 2006 and 2011, but they have not been available to American readers until now. Additionally, while this collection was released in Australia in 2011, one story ("Heads") has been swapped for another ("Catastrophic Disruption of the Head") in the U.S. release. Ranging in length from 10 to 34 pages, some of these literary fantasi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2013

Lanagan's fourth short story collection (Black Juice, rev. 5/05, White Time, rev. 7/06, Red Spikes, rev. 11/07) features ten typically strange and eerie tales (most previously published in her native Australia or in the UK; a few also appeared in U.S. fantasy collections). With little exposition or context setting -- and lots of unexpected and bizarre imagery -- Lanagan leaves readers perpetually, deliriously off-balance through language that is more imagistic than descriptive and settings that can be simultaneously realistic and extraordinary (e...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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