Significant Dust

Margo Lanagan has become one of my favourite authors. I first read her short story collection Black Juice and thought it was great. Since then I’ve enjoyed everything by her that I have read. She writes wonderfully.
You can find her on twitter as @margolanagan, her website is Among amid while and her wikipedia page tells me that she was born in 1960, in Waratah, New South Wales.
You should read her books

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Significant Dust by

Vanessa works in a roadhouse in an isolated part of Australia. When we first meet her we don’t know why exactly she’s out there, she says she just wants to save some money and then maybe travel. That isn’t all the...

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Bajazzle by

Okay, do you remember when I “reviewed” The Isles of the sun and I said that I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on it? Well that goes double for this story. I really liked it. Was a bit squicked out...

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The isles of the sun by

one of the stories in Cracklescape One evening when all the other children have gone home for their dinners Elric sees something. Someones. He calls them pharaohs, for lack of a better word, and because they are tall and thin. And...

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The Duchess Dresser by

one of the stories in Cracklescape Tanner found an abandoned dresser on the street, thought it would be an addition to his room, and so took it home. But he may have gotten more than he bargained for. First the handle...

Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

The Brides of Rollrock Island by

Also published as Sea-Hearts Misskaella isn’t as pretty and slim as her sisters, but as she grows she discovers that she has a power. She has an answer to their endless teasing, mean and spite-filled ways. She can call a person...

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The best thing by

Mel is not having a good year at school. Her friends have turned on her, and her boyfriend one day stopped talking to her, became her ex over night and hasn’t spoken to her in weeks. But she does have Pug....

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Touching earth lightly by

ISBN: 1864488239 “I’ve got to get our of that house.” Janey looked almost small, walking past these angled girders. Growing up is hard. Even when you have encouraging responsibly parents, like Chloe. When you don’t, when your parents are like Janey’s,...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Tender Morsels by

ISBN: 9780385613231 Liga’s father fiddled with the fire, fiddled and fiddled. Then he stood up, very suddenly. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. It’s been stirring up quite a bit of controversy, what with its storyline involving...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Black Juice by

ISBN: 0575077816 A Once Upon A Time reading challenge read. See also: Margo Lanagan’s blog ; LibraryThing ; Scooter Chronicles ; The Merchant Princes ; The Genre Files ; Emerald City ; Infinity Plus ; We all went down to the...