February is persecuting the townspeople. It has been winter for more than three hundred days.
All forms of flight are banned and the children have started to disappear, taken from their beds in the middle of the night.
The priests hang ominous sheets of parchment on the trees, signed 'February'. And somewhere on the outskirts of the town lives February himself, with the girl who smells of honey and smoke...In short bursts of intensely poetic language, this beautifully strange and otherworldly first novel tells the story of the people in the town and their efforts to combat the mysterious spectre of February.
Steeped in visual imagery, this is a hauntingly enigmatic modern fairy tale - in which nothing is as it seems.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/06/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241144954
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Review by h_d
What a quirky and strange little book. I absolutely loved everything about it and this is despite the oddly sad little feeling I felt as I made my way through the story. It's the kind of book that makes you tap into the maudlin February feelings as well as taking a flight of imagination. A great reading experience.