Product detail

Folk

Folk

Author: Zoe Gilbert
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 0
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.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781408884317
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : February 2019
  • : --- length: - '7.795' width: - '5.079' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Zoe Gilbert
  • : 256
  • : 823.92
  • : English