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Author Gilbert, Zoƫ (Fiction writer), author

Title Folk / Zoe Gilbert
Published London, U.K. : Bloomsbury, 2018
London : Bloomsbury, 2018


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Description 238 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Summary A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place. The air hangs rich with the coconut-scent of gorse and the salty bite of the sea. Harsh winds scour the rocky coastline. The villagers' lives are inseparable from nature and its enchantments. Verlyn Webbe, born with a wing for an arm, unfurls his feathers in defiance of past shame; Plum is snatched by a water bull and dragged to his lair; little Crab Skerry takes his first run through the gorse-maze; Madden sleepwalks through violent storms, haunted by horses and her father's wishes. As the tales of this island community interweave over the course of a generation, their earthy desires, resentments, idle gossip and painful losses create a staggeringly original world. Crackling with echoes of ancient folklore, but entirely, wonderfully, her own, Zoe Gilbert's Folk is a dark, beautiful and intoxicating debut
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
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Subject Imaginary places.
Magic -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fantasy fiction
Magic realism (Literature)
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781408884393