Folk, Paperback / softback Book

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A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story AwardLONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE'That rare thing: genuinely unique' OBSERVER'Will win you over ...

Magical' THE TIMES'Absolutely stunning. I loved it' MADELINE MILLER, AUTHOR OF CIRCEOn the remote island of Neverness, the villagers' lives are entwined with nature: its enchantments, seductions and dangers.

There is May, the young fiddler who seeks her musical spirit; Madden Lightfoot, who flies with red kites; and Verlyn Webbe, born with a wing for an arm.

Over the course of a generation, their desires, gossip and heartbreak interweave to create a staggeringly original world, crackling with echoes of ancient folklore.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, black and white illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Myth & legend told as fiction
  • ISBN: 9781408884317

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