The Good People


By Hannah Kent

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From the multi-award-winning author of Burial Rites with new novel Devotion out now
In 1825, in a remote valley in Ireland, three women are brought together by troubling events.
Nóra cares for her orphaned four-year-old grandson, who can neither walk nor speak. She hires a servant girl, Mary, to help her. Soon, Mary hears rumours in the valley about the dark powers of this strange little boy.
In desperation, Nóra and Mary turn to Nance Roche, a woman who locals say has the knowledge. That she consorts with the Good People, and only Nance can return those whom they have taken ...
'A thoroughly engrossing entrée into the macabre nature of a vanished society' Tom Keneally
'Dark, poetic and intense' Kate Forsyth
'A serious and compelling novel about how those in desperate circumstances cling to ritual as a bulwark against their own powerlessness' THE GUARDIAN
'A gripping, adept and intelligent reconstruction of the past' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

The Good People