The Good People

by Hannah Kent

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The Good People | 9781447233367 | Hannah Kent

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ISBN:9781447233367

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:07/09/2017 by Pan Macmillan

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‘Exquisite’ – Daily Mail
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize

One woman’s mercy is another’s murder . . .

Ireland, 1825.

Nora, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheal. Micheal cannot speak and cannot walk and Nora is desperate to know what is wrong with him. What happened to the healthy, happy grandson she met when her daughter was still alive?

Mary arrives in the valley to help Nora just as the whispers are spreading: the stories of unexplained misfortunes, of illnesses, and the rumours that Micheal is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley.

Nance’s knowledge keeps her apart. To the new priest, she is a threat, but to the valley people she is a wanderer, a healer. Nance knows how to use the plants and berries of the woodland; she understands the magic in the old ways. And she might be able to help Micheal.

As these three women are drawn together in the hope of restoring Micheal, their world of folklore and belief, of ritual and stories, tightens around them. It will lead them down a dangerous path, and force them to question everything they have ever known.

‘A starkly realised tale of love, grief and misconceived beliefs’ – Sunday Times

‘An imaginative tour de force . . . exquisite’ – Daily Mail

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