Knucklebones [signed hardcover] by Marni Scofidio
PUBLICATION DATE August 2017
COVER ART Doidge & Scofidio
100 Signed Hardcovers signed by Marni Scofidio ISBN 978-1-786360-88-5 [£40]
Daere is like most of the ageing population in the run-down North Wales coastal town of Ffrynt: quiet, responsible, and born of a time when people had manners and knew their place. Not the sort to troll online bookstores, or stalk the object of her affection, or harbour grim secrets. Certainly not the sort to, when events don't go her way, head on a violent collision course with single mum Clary - once a treasured new neighbour, now the target of a dangerous obsession . . .
Knucklebones is a brilliant debut novelwritten with a poetic eye, filled with characters that truly live, and a pace that had me barrelling through the last half of the book. For decades, Marni Scofidio has written such incredible short stories that Ive long wished for a full novel, and Knucklebones is even better than I dared hope. Its dark, chilling, and delicious, written with a unique and individual style. Youd be a knucklehead to miss it. A marvellous book.
Scofidio has an inspired and unique way of looking at the world, and, whats more important, is able to convey to us her vision, not only of the landscape that lies before her eyes, but the landscape of the soul . . . She is fully there in every word. She knows. And she can make us see.