Gilbert Zoe: Folk. First Edition/First Printing *Signed & Numbered*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Folk by Zoe Gilbert, published by Bloomsbury in 2018.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed & Numbered by the author, one of only 700 copies with black page edge block..
Every year they gather, while the girls shoot their arrows and the boys hunt them out. The air is riddled with spiteful shadows - the wounds and fears and furies of a village year.
On a remote and unforgiving island lies a village unlike any other: Neverness. A girl is snatched by a water bull and dragged to its lair, a babe is born with a wing for an arm and children ask their fortunes of an oracle ox. While the villagers live out their own tales, enchantment always lurks, blighting and blessing in equal measure.
Folk is a dark and sinuous debut circling the lives of one generation. In this world far from our time and place, the stories of the islanders interweave and overlap, their own folklore twisting fates and changing lives.