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NESS Robert McFarlane & Stanley Donwood Signed 1st / 1st

NESS Robert McFarlane & Stanley Donwood Signed 1st / 1st



Robert Macfarlane 


Illustrated By Stanley Donwood


Penguin Random House / Hamish Hamilton




Eerie, unsettling and hauntingly beautiful – a new collaboration from the bestselling creators of Holloway


''Ness goes beyond what we expect books to do. Beyond poetry, beyond the word, beyond the bomb – it is an aftertime song. It is dark, ever so dark, nimble and lethal. It is a triumphant libretto of mythic modernism for our poisoned age. Ness is something else, and feels like it always has been''


Somewhere on a salt-and-shingle island, inside a ruined concrete structure known as The Green Chapel, a figure called The Armourer is leading a ritual with terrible intent.

But something is coming to stop him.


Five more-than-human forms are traversing land, sea and time towards The Green Chapel, moving to the point where they will converge and become Ness.  Ness has lichen skin and willow-bones.  Ness is made of tidal drift, green moss and deep time.  Ness has hagstones for eyes and speaks only in birds.  And Ness has come to take this island back.

What happens when land comes to life?  What would it take for land to need to come to life?  Using word and image, Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood have together made a minor modern myth.  Part-novella, part-prose-poem, part-mystery play, in Ness their skills combine to dazzling, troubling effect.


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