A stunningly inventive, deeply moving fiction debut: stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa City; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea, in a masterly display of literary virtuosity and feeling. The final, title story returns to Vietnam, to a fishing trawler crowded with refugees, where a young woman’s bond with a mother and her small son forces both women to a shattering decision.
Yellowcake brings together ten short stories from the extraordinarily talented Margo Lanagan which range from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, and yet what pervades is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations, and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill for love. In a dangerous world, they seek the solace and strength that comes from family and belonging.
In the days when fairy tales were first spun they were terrifying. They were a warning to the listener to stay out of the night, to keep away from the mystical and ignore the mysterious. Grim features some of today's best young adult authors sharing their own unique retellings of classic fairy tales from around the world.
A stunning anthology of the very best of steampunk that's taking teen fiction by storm. Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.
This title by Lauren Oliver's was originally published as digital novellas, Hana, Annabel, and Raven the three main characters in the Delirium series. A popular dystopian series for teens by a artful writer.
Rich collection of speculative stories, in both prose and graphic novel form, with contributors from India and Australia including Isobelle Carmody, Margo Lanagan, Nicki Greenberg and others of similar calibre. Genres and themes include dystopian cities and other-worldly societies; a nursery story with a reverse twist; sci-fi fantasy. Take a leaf out of their writing and enjoy the works of twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia.
These stories take place in a real world, yet are crafted into fiction where real worlds merge with dreamed worlds. Real people walk with ghosts and figments. Earthly truth goes hand-in-hand with watery lies. Told by a master story-teller, David Almond, they exude a sense of quirky village culture of NE England where he spent his childhood. Frequent references to a Catholic upbringing, laced with humour; superstition; and compassion for the less fortunate.
The Fault in Our Stars is a sweet teenage romance with a tragic twist. Hazel has undergone tumour-shrinking treatment to buy her more time. She has never been anything but terminal, . Life takes a gorgeous twist when Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group. The romance that unfurls begs a happy ending but illness drives an unexpected, terminal outcome.
Painted Love Letters by Catherine Bateson An honest and moving account of one family's struggle when dealing with cancer. It details Chrissie Grainger's life after her father's diagnosis; she has to start a new school, which she hates, and she feels alienated from the other children.
All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. Violet Markey is devastated by her sister's death in a car accident which she survived. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It's only together they can be themselves.