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978-1408884393

Folk

Folk

by Zoe Gilbert

Publisher Bloomsbury

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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.

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Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert is a fiction writer based on the coast of Kent, UK. She is the author of two novels: Folk (Bloomsbury, 2018), which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and adapted for BBC Radio; and Mischief Acts (Bloomsbury, 2022). She is also the co-editor with Lily Dunn of the recovery anthology, A Wild and Precious Life (Unbound, 2021). Her short stories have been published in anthologies and journals around the world, and have won prizes including the Costa Short Story Award 2014. She teaches creative writing at London Lit Lab and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Suffolk English department. Her fiction is inspired by folklore, myth, nature, local landscapes and the history of ideas. She is currently working on her third novel.

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