Tender Morsels
Tender Morsels
Tender Morsels
Margo Lanagan
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?

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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After years of sexual abuse and an abortion caused by her father, Liga is tired and always afraid. When she conceives another baby, her father dies, leaving her in peace. However, some of the village boys track her down after the birth of her child, and attempt to rape her. At this point, she runs to the mountains to commit suicide. But, she is interrupted by a celestial being, who makes a deal with her. Liga carries out the terms, and awakens in her own heaven. Things go well for a while, and she has another child, but even the gates of heaven cannot keep out the evils of earth.

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