In this companion volume to White Time, Margo Lanagan offers another 10 outstanding stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their dazzling imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling.
Black Juice runs through us all
Black Juice is a book of extraordinary stories breathtakingly fierce and surprisingly tender, they explore the dark and the light, and pit the frailty of humans against implacable forces.
Every story in BLACK JUICE is rich, strange, wonderful and compelling. Margo Lanagan is an enormously talented and skilful writer, with a powerful and original imagination.' Garth Nix
'An exceptional collection of stories: strange, strong, beautifully written. Margo Lanagan has a truly individual voice.' David Almond
'Like a song, Lanagan's language imperceptibly builds a place and a time that is unfamiliar yet strangely familiar; a place that we recognise, not by its mysterious rites and objects, but by the tender cry, the outrage, the yearning, the despair of the human hearts we encounter there. I'm jealous. Martine Murray
I want to hire a plane and write BLACK JUICE across the sky so that people will read these intense, rich, disturbing stories. John Marsden
Comments on white time:
A book of absolutely outstanding short stories . . . a collection of extraordinary richness and power that will reward adult as well as teenage readers. Adelaide Advertiser
I haven't read such challenging short stories as these for a long time. I'm in awe of the author's imagination. Well Read, NZ
Lanagan astonishes the reader into thinking seriously . . . This most diverse, nourishing set of stories had me riveted . . . fantasy at its best, the unreal blended with the real, the unknown beating down the safe door of the know. Magpies
. . . fresh, irreverent and bizarre ideas, bursting with possibilities and mostly packaged in satisfying, controlled stories. Viewpoint
Dazzling. John Marsden
BLACK JUICE has been recognised in 17 awards internationally. Winner of 2 World Fantasy Awards in 2005 and a VIC Premier's literary award in 2004, BLACK JUICE has also been shortlisted for the NSW & the QLD Premier's literary awards
Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories and poetry, an editor, and a mother of two boys. She lives in Sydney. Her books include: The best thing, Touching earth lightly, Wildgame, The tankermen, Walking through Albert, and White time.
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Young adult fiction