The Good People

The Good People

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Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community, determined to rid itself of the strange and unknowable. As the trio's situation grows more dire, their folkloric practices become increasingly daring - culminating in a stunning and irreversible act that will put all their lives in danger. Terrifying, thrilling, and wholly original, this is a startling examination of absolute belief and superstition taken to their extremes, of the universal yearning to belong, and of love, both tender and harsh.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780316243964
Branch Call Number: KENT
Characteristics: 388 pages : map ; 25 cm

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ehbooklover Oct 12, 2017

This a powerful book about superstition in 19th Century Ireland. It caused me to feel many different emotions: pity, anger, frustration, and sadness to name just a few. As with Kent's previous novel (Burial Rites), this title is based on a true story and it is absolutely beautifully written.

LoganLib_Dove May 06, 2017

This book is an amazing exploration of the Irish culture and the fascination with fairies. The book explores three women's lives affected by a child they believed to be a changling. This world is enchanting and disturbing, and very very humanising. I couldn't put this book down.

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