'Exceptional . . . Even better than Burial Rites' Sunday TimesIn rural Ireland, 1825, three women gather to save a child.It all begins with rumours: stories of unexplained misfortunes. Nóra, mourning the deaths of her husband and daughter, knows the whispers are about her grandson. Four-year-old Micheál can no longer speak or walk, and people are saying that he is a changeling, bringing bad luck to the valley.In desperation Nóra begs the help of two others, Mary and Nance. Together, the women will do anything to cure the little boy, but as their world of folklore and ritual tightens around them, it threatens to blur the line between mercy and murder . . . 'An imaginative tour de force . . . exquisite' Daily Mail'Beautifully written' Grazia'Hauntingly poetic and evocative' Daily Express'Immersive, startlingly lyrical . . . thrillingly alive' Metro'Evocative . . . compelling' Guardian
Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. She is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. She is the author of Burial Rites and The Good People.