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Skein Island

Aliya Whiteley

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Titan Books
01 December 2019
Science fiction; Fantasy; Monsters Fantasy; Thriller Fantasy; Contemporary Fantasy
Skein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast, lies in turbulent waters. Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge. If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past:a Declaration for the Island's vast library. What happens to your Declaration after you leave the island is none of your concern. From the monsters of Ancient Greece to the atrocities of World War II, from heroes to villains with their seers and sidekicks by their sides, Skein Island looks through the roles we play, and how they form and divide us. Powerful and disturbing, it is a story over which the characters will fight for control. Until they realise the true enemy is the story itself. 'Elegantly chilling.' - M.R. Carey, on The Beauty
By:   Aliya Whiteley
Imprint:   Titan Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781789091526
ISBN 10:   1789091527
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Aliya Whiteley writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in The Guardian, Interzone, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit's European Monsters. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and won the Drabblecast People's Choice Award in 2007. Her writing is often violent, tender, terrifying and funny. It has garnered much critical praise and provoked discussion.

Reviews for Skein Island

Whiteley's novel, steeped in mythology, is a lyrical journey that's ultimately about learning to let go of the past - Kirkus Reviews one heck of a page turner - Fangirl Nation


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