Above are three different covers to Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels, which the Guardian calls "a lurid reworking of Grimm's Snow White and Rose Red fairytale" which "contains a gang rape and a frank description of a miscarriage." Lanagan responded to the hubbub on her blog:
I really don't know how much more clearly I could have telegraphed to (a) young readers or (b) parents who had the nous to actually open a book, that there was potentially offensive content in this novel. As Vanessa Thorpe starts off by saying, the word 'slut' is in the first sentence of chapter 1, and the first scene is clearly a sex scene. In addition, David Fickling Books is printing a warning up front. If a reader ploughs through all that and still expects a Disney fairytale, they must be extremely dim.Read on for more, she's a prolific blogger. The book is $12 at Amazon.
*Previously: This boy is very fond of Gentle Ben.
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