Ness

Ness

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/11/2021
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Ness
A Curiosity
Robert Macfarlane has once again, partnered with artist, Stanley Donwood to create a strangely eerie little book that lingers in the mind long after you ha... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley

Synopsis

Eerie, unsettling and hauntingly beautiful - a new collaboration from the bestselling creators of Holloway, Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood. 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, the pair have together made a minor modern myth. Part-novella, part-prose-poem, part-mystery play, in Ness their skills combine to dazzling, troubling effect. Robert Macfarlane is the author of The Lost Words with Jackie Morris, The Old Ways and Underland. Stanley Donwood is an artist and the author of Slowly Downward, Household Worms and Bad Island.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241986370
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 92g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm

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