Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Folk by Zoe Gilbert

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
Folk by Zoe Gilbert
Publication Date: February 8th, 2018
Bloomsbury UK
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From Goodreads:

"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. 

A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award."

I love how much folklore and stories seem to play into this--it sounds like it will be incredibly imaginative and captivating. I'm really not sure what to expect regarding the writing style or what the story itself is going to be, but I will definitely be waiting excitedly for Folk's release next year. I also think that that cover is simply gorgeous.

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that cover is fantastic! The story sounds intense too. I hope you love it!