The Good People

The Good People

by Hannah Kent

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/08/2017

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**Shortlisted 2017 QLD Literary Awards for Fiction**

**Shortlisted for the 2017 Readings New Australian Fiction Award**

From the bestselling author of the multi-award-winning Burial Rites.

"Lyrical and unsettling ... A literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller, Hannah Kent takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy. I am in awe of Kent's gifts as a storyteller." Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

"a thoroughly engrossing entre into the macabre nature of a vanished society, its virtues and its follies and its lethal impulses." Thomas Keneally, winner of the Booker Prize

"Hannah Kent's much-anticipated second novel is a thoroughly atmospheric and involving read" Books and PublishingIn the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson: a boy who suffers from a mysterious malady and can neither walk nor speak.

Unable to care for the child alone, Nóra hires a servant girl, Mary, who soon hears whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall on the widow's house. Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person who might be able to help Micheál. For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that Nance Roche has the knowledge. That she consorts with Them, the Good People. And that only she can return those whom they have taken ...

ISBN:
9781760550868
9781760550868
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-08-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
196x129x25mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnusdottir.

Hannah is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Burial Rites is her first novel.

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