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The Good People

The Good People

Author: Hannah Kent
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description
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.
Awards

Short-listed for ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2017 and Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017 and Indie Book Awards 2017.

Author description

Hannah Kent is the co-founder of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011, she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award for her debut novel, Burial Rites. Since its publication in 2013, Burial Rites has been translated into nearly thirty languages and has received numerous awards and nominations.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781760550868
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia
  • : Picador Australia
  • : July 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 917
  • : English
  • : 823/.92
  • : Hannah Kent