Swanfolk

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Magical and disturbing' Adam Thirlwell

An astonishing, mind-bending novel about a woman discovering a community of swan-people from one of Iceland's greatest writers.

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE ICELANDIC WOMEN'S LITERATURE PRIZE*

In the not-too-distant future, a young spy named Elìsabet Eva is about to discover something that will upend her life.

Elìsabet likes to take long solitary walks near the lake. One day, she sees two creatures emerging from the water, half-human, half-swan. She follows them through tangles of thickets into a strange new reality.

Pulled into the monomaniacal, and often violent, quest of the swanfolk, Elìsabet finds her own mind increasingly untrustworthy. Soon, she is forced to reckon with the consequences of her involvement with these unusual beings, and a past life she has been trying to evade.

'Ómarsdottir's skills as a poet and playwright are evident' Helen Oyeyemi, New York Review of Books

About the Publisher

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529115710
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 839.6935
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 198g
Height: 132mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 18mm