Fleurieu Living Magazine

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The Good People

by Hannah Kent

Published by Picador ISBN 9781743534908 $32.99

The award-winning author of Burial Rites has transferred her imaginative power and luminous writing to Ireland in the 1820s, delivering a story located in the liminal world between myth and reality, superstition and truth. Hard times have given Michael, a crippled and mute boy, into the care of his recently widowed grandmother, living amidst villagers susceptible to suspicion and fear. His difference and inability to communicate give rise to both emotions, as he is believed to be

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