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Margo Lanagan

Stray Bats

Dachshund droids, mad crones, shapeshifting children, a plethora of witches, dragonstalkers, familiars, slithering eels and, of course, bats, flit and fly through these pages, aided and abetted by Kathleen Jennings’s deft and inspired pencil drawings. Stray Bats is a glorious miscellany of vignettes based on poems by Australian women. While some of the pieces hie close to the originals in form and theme, some stray far, far from them even as Lanagan delights in playing with language, rhyme, and rhythm.

This could be the perfect gift for that slightly otherworldly person in your life—or for yourself, when you need a moment of magic, a dip into darkness, a spark of light.

For the reader who would like to explore further, there are a list of poems that inspired the author and notes on where those poems might be found.
108 printed pages
Original publication
2019

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Quotes

    Geraldine Guarneroshas quoted2 years ago
    Beneath our friend the moon, birds dream, dogs dream, we roller-coast in air.
    Geraldine Guarneroshas quoted2 years ago
    Love is flight, a silent pact never to collide.
    Geraldine Guarneroshas quotedlast year
    Beneath our friend the moon, birds dream, dogs dream, we roller-coast in air.

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    Love is flight, a silent pact never to collide.

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