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Folk

(2018)
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Review An extraordinary debut novel . It feels both ancient - drawing on deep seams of myth and folklore - and strikingly contemporary, pushing at the edges of what we mean when we call a book a novel. In Folk, Zoe Gilbert has made a thing of strange and enduring beauty (Alex Preston Financial Times)Folk is a special book: immersive and dripping with life, each story a spell, an allegory, a dark, smoky poem divined from the landscape of our a

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"I was thoroughly absorbed. Zoe Gilbert's invented folk-world is sensuous and dangerous and thick with magic." - Tessa Hadley

"An utterly tantalising new voice. With Folk, Gilbert casts a powerful spell, creating a world on the page that feels as old as the hills and yet exquisitely alive ... To read Folk is to find oneself rapt." - Alison MacLeod

"Folk is absolutely stunning. I loved it. With gorgeous, incantatory prose, it submerges you in a mysterious and utterly compelling world. Its illumination lingers long after you close the book." - Madeline Miller

"Brilliant. It's visceral and savage, but the savagery always comes with a light touch ... The stories all have a beautiful fairytale quality that makes them look like they were spun out of one of Neverness's half-magic mists. It's a gorgeous, uneasy siren of a book." - Natasha Pulley


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Used availability for Zoe Gilbert's Folk

Hardback Editions

February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4088-8439-9 / 978-1-4088-8439-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4088-8431-3 / 978-1-4088-8431-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4088-8438-0 / 978-1-4088-8438-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4894-5995-2 / 978-1-4894-5995-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
ISBN: 1-4894-5996-0 / 978-1-4894-5996-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Folk
Author(s): Zoe Gilbert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU