The Resource The good people, Hannah Kent

The good people, Hannah Kent

Label
The good people
Title
The good people
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Kent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1825, in a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy, a widow, has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her grandson, Michael. The boy cannot walk or speak and Nora has kept him hidden from neighbours, who might see in his deformity evidence of supernatural interference. There is rumour that Michael is a changeling, a 'fairy stock', and the cause of the ill luck that swarms the valley. Down by the river, an old woman known as Nance Roche lives alone, acting as a 'doctress' to the community, a person said to possess knowledge from the Good People that enables her to cure inexplicable ills. With the arrival of a new priest and his determination to cleanse the valley of superstitious practices, the purity of Nance's actions is called into question. As misfortune begins to befall Nance's patients and her need to assert her importance to the community intensifies, Nora Leahy brings Michael to be cured. The women begin to banish the changeling and restore the healthy child, but as their desperation increases, their folkloric practices become more dangerous, until all their lives are in danger
Summary
Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland bond over a shared effort to rescue a child from a superstitious community that believes that his trauma-related inability to speak indicates that he is a changeling responsible for a series of misfortunes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545542
Cataloging source
ATMAZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kent, Hannah
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Changelings
  • Superstition
  • Widows
  • Grandparents as parents
  • Ireland
Target audience
general
Label
The good people, Hannah Kent
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058565663
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781743534908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)954670431
Label
The good people, Hannah Kent
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058565663
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781743534908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)954670431

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