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Phantom Limbs Margo Lanagan
Cover Art: David Gentry
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Ghosts, deformed fairy tales, animal transformations, dystopic futures and twisted histories-these are the stuff of a Lanagan story.
An adolescent Hansel is enslaved by wicked tramp Grinnan during the Black Plague; a middle aged woman in country Australia has a last chance to save her swan-winged brother; Hans Christian Andersen's tinderbox shows up as a battered Bic cigarette lighter in a world of blasted cities and morals; gangs of sheela-na-gigs ride the city train system, unnerving the populace with their strange singing.
Phantom Limbs collects fourteen stories published in anthologies, magazines and small collections throughout the past decade, and adds one brand new story, 'The Tin Wife', to deliver an extended tour of the country of the weird.
Margo Lanagan has published six short story collections, several novels-including Tender Morsels, a reworking of 'Snow White and Rose Red', and The Brides of Rollrock Island, inspired by selkie myths-and a picture book, Tintinnabula. She is a four-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, in the short story, novella, novel and collection categories. She has collaborated with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti on the New York Times bestselling Zeroes trilogy, about teens with crowd-based superpowers. A historian by training and a technical writer by trade, Margo lives in Sydney.
Limited to 100 signed and numbered copies