Monday, March 13, 2017

Stunning cover art for MA graduate's novel GOBLIN, published in May by Freight Books

'A captivating and capricious debut’ - Mary Paulson-Ellis, author The Other Mrs Walker
It's been a while coming but this May sees the long-awaited publication of Goblin by Ever Dundas, a graduate of the MA Creative Writing programme at Edinburgh Napier University. [In case you're wondering, the amazing cover art is by her talented husband Cinn.]

Scottish publisher Freight Books is unleashing the novel which started life as Ever's major project while she was on the MA. That makes it the third major project to be published as a novel, following Wasp by Ian Garbutt and Truestory by Catherine Simpson.

Here's the official Freight Books blurb for this utterly beguiling debut:
Goblin is an outcast girl growing up in London during World War Two. After witnessing a shocking event, she increasingly takes refuge in a self-constructed but magical imaginary world. Having been rejected by her mother, she leads a feral life amidst the craters of London’s Blitz, and takes comfort in her family of animals, abandoned pets she’s rescued from the city streets. 

In 2011, a chance meeting and an unwanted phone call compels an elderly Goblin to return to London amidst the riots and face the ghosts of her past. Will she discover the truth buried deep in her fractured memory or retreat to the safety of near madness?
We couldn't be more pleased to see Goblin revealed at last. Ever was a part-time student during the first two years of our programme, when her short stories were already winning praise and prizes. She is represented by Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates.

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