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The Gift Maker: Spellbinding and beautifully written, impossible to put down by [Mayes, Mark]
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The Gift Maker: Spellbinding and beautifully written, impossible to put down Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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This is a magical, daring book, set in a world reminiscent of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast or the Wes Anderson film Grand Budapest Hotel. Using language of marvellous distinctiveness and beauty which reveal his poetic background, Mark Mayes creates a sometimes beautiful and frequently nightmarish world where reality and folk tale morph into surrealism to disturbing effect. By turns hilarious and terrifying, wise and thought-provoking, The Gift Maker stands head and shoulders above anything I have read this year. I devoured it in two sittings, and will now start again so as to savour less breathlessly its sublime language and ideas. This sustained feat of imagination is a best-seller and likely award winner if ever I read one. Not for the faint-hearted, but brilliant. --Simon Michael, bestselling crime writer

About the Author

Mark Mayes has had numerous stories and poems published, including three stories in the Unthology series (Unthank Books). His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He has been shortlisted for literary prizes, including the Bridport Prize. Mark is also a songwriter, and some of his songs (and co-written songs) may be found here: https://soundcloud.com/pumpstreetsongs The Gift Maker is his first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3644 KB
  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Urbane Publications (23 Feb. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NAPKWRJ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #338,793 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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