Last year when I read the blurb of Margo Lanagan’s “Tender Morsels” I was very curious about this novel.
TENDER MORSELS is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever - magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga's refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?
My interest increased after I read the interview made by Jeff VanderMeer for Clarkesworld Magazine with Margo Lanagan, but for reasons that remain a mystery to me I didn’t bought the book yet. However, all the worse is for the better now, because David Fickling Books will release a new hardcover edition of “Tender Morsels” on July and which feature a cover artwork made by Caniglia. If I am totally honest I wasn’t fond of any of the covers made for this novel so far, but this one is a different thing. I like it quite a lot, as I like the art of Caniglia.