The Good People

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Hannah Kent., Hannah Kent|AUTHOR., & Caroline Lennon|READER. (2017). The Good People . Hachette Audio.

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    [synopsis] => From the author of Burial Rites, "a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy" (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water).

 Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community.  

 Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Micheal, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nora just as rumors begin to spread that Micheal is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways.  

 Set in a lost world bound by its own laws, The Good People is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers. Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. Her first novel, Burial Rites, has been translated into nearly thirty languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), the Guardian First Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah is also the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. The Good People is her second novel. "Ms. Kent has a knack for conjuring the unsettled spirit world through deft stylistic flourishes...THE GOOD PEOPLE is far from a high-handed condemnation of superstitious belief. It makes the terrors of the past feel palpable and imminent. It makes you reach for whatever good luck charms you carry with you."-Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal "Rural pre-famine Ireland in all its beauty and desolation is alive on
every page of this exquisite novel...'The Good People' is a dramatic tale of
desperation, set in a bleak time and place when no amount of protective ritual
and belief - or goodness - can rescue people from their circumstances."-Katherine Weber, The New York Times Book Review "Kent's suspenseful storytelling plunges readers into
early 19th-century Ireland. She brings vivid life to the hardscrabble
scenes...Although 'The Good People' is fiction, it faithfully represents the hold
of ancient Celtic myths on generations of Irish."-Minneapolis Star Tribune "Add Kent to the list of terrific Australian novelists writing today. While Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies) mines modern marriage and mores for her page-turning mysteries, Kent (Burial Rites) goes back in time to find reality-based stories of women who pay  the price for challenging society's expectations. The Good People has great characters, a setting that seeps  into your bones and the always compelling tug between the spiritual and the superstitious."-USA Today (starred review) "If Stevie Wonder is correct, when you believe in
things you don't understand, then you suffer. Kent's novel validates his
indictment of superstition."-Kirkus "Kent skillfully depicts a world where anything
outside the norm falls under suspicion, particularly women who are not under
the protection of a man."-Library Journal  Faith, folk-knowledge, and fear coalesce in remote 19th-century
Ireland in this second novel from Kent...Though rife with description, backstory,
and a surfeit of gossip, the book's pervasive sense of foreboding and clear
narrative arcs keep the tale immersive. Kent leads the reader on a rocky,
disquieting journey to the misty crossroads of Irish folk beliefs past and
future.-Publisher's Weekly "Kent brings her talent for writing dark and atmospheric historical fiction to this tale set in rural Ireland in 1825... Kent's immersive setting, benefiting from impressive historical research and the use of Gaelic vocabulary, features both a drama
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