After a storm has killed off all the island s men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft.Finnmark, Norway, 1617 Twenty year old Maren Bergensdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below With the menfolk wiped out, the women of the tiny Northern town of Vard must fend for themselves Three years later, a sinister figure arrives Absalom Cornet comes from Scotland, where he burned witches in the northern isles He brings with him his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both heady with her husband s authority and terrified by it In Vard , and in Maren, Ursa sees something she has never seen before independent women But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with a mighty evil As Maren and Ursa are pushed together and are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them with Absalom s iron rule threatening Vard s very existence Inspired by the real events of the Vard storm and the 1620 witch trials, THE MERCIES is a feminist story of love, evil, and obsession, set at the edge of civilization. New Download [ The Mercies ] by [ Kiran Millwood Hargrave ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award winning poet, playwright, and author Her books include the bestselling winner of the British Book Awards Children s Book of the Year and the Waterstones Children s Book Prize 2017 The Girl of Ink Stars, and Costa Book Awards and Blue Peter Awards shortlisted The Island at the End of Everything, andThe Way Past Winter , Blackwell s Children s Book of the Year 2018 Her debut YA novelThe Deathless Girlswas published in 2019 Her debut book for adults,The Mercies , based on the Vard witch trials, will be published by Picador in early 2020 She is represented by Hellie Ogden UK and Kirby Kim US at Janklow Nesbit Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband, artist Tom de Freston, and their cat, Luna.
- 336 pages
- The Mercies
- Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- 09 November 2018 Kiran Millwood Hargrave