Folk

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Zoe Gilbert
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
135 x 216 x 30mm | 394g
Publication date
25 Jul 2018
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
black and white illustrations throughout
ISBN10
1408884399
ISBN13
9781408884393
Bestsellers rank
70,335