Treacle Walker


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$22.00  $20.46
Scribner Book Company
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5.0 X 7.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author

Alan Garner is an English novelist best known for his fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. He was born in Cheshire in 1934 and his childhood was spent in Alderley Edge, where his family has lived for more than four hundred years. His fourth book, The Owl Service, won The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was made into a TV series. It has established itself as a contemporary classic and Garner as a writer of distinction. He was awarded the OBE in 2001 for his services to literature.


"Playful, moving and wholly remarkable." --The Guardian

"A charming fable about the convolutions of time and magic... the pleasure here is in the book's fresh, playful twisted vernacular, the way Garner uses English folklore and old-fashioned linguistic legerdemain to get at big ideas... alluring, elusive, and quick." --Kirkus

"Creative and highly enjoyable... Somehow breathlessly paced without feeling rushed, this excellent novella features the trademark accents and dialogue found in Garner's tales throughout his career as well as wondrously evocative descriptions. This Italo Calvino-like feat of imagination is nourishing in the way all great stories are." --Booklist

"Hypnotic and surreal...Garner blends accessible prose with elliptical references to Northern England mythology...alluring." --Publishers Weekly

"A small miracle." --New Statesman

"There's mastery of craft, resonance and deep feeling on every page." --The Telegraph

"One of these delightful books that I secretly wish I wrote." --Marlon James

"Alan Garner is indisputably the great originator... I salute him with the most heartfelt respect and admiration." --Philip Pullman

"Alan Garner's fiction is something special." --Neil Gaiman