Her kind

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ISBN:9781844884339

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A woman seeks refuge for herself and her daughter in the household of a childhood friend. The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide their old connection. In the months that follow Petronelle learns that in the city pride, greed and envy are as dangerous as the wolves that prowl the savage countryside. And she realises that Alice's household is no place of safety. Once again, Petronelle decides to flee with her daughter. But this time she confronts forces greater than she could ever have imagined and she finds herself fighting for more than her freedom.

Format
Paperback
Published
04/04/2019
ISBN
9781844884339
Publisher
PENGUIN IRELAND
Weight
388kg

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Shines a light on women who have been silenced. This tightly paced novel confirms Boyce as an important voice in Irish literature Louise O'Neill Gripping ... a complicated story of loss, ambition, misogyny, family love and what it means to belong ... evocative and atmospheric Irish Times The plot is pacey and menacing, and the writing is clear, sharp and studded with glistening phrases ... a wonderful shout through time Nuala O'Connor Pulls us into a world both seductively alien, yet uneasily, all-too-humanly, familiar Mia Gallagher Moving and atmospheric Irish Country Magazine A beautifully absorbing novel, illuminating the remarkable story of a woman whose life has since been subsumed into folklore. Highly recommended. Hot Press Masterful ... Boyce delicately unfolds this atmospheric, magical thriller with pace and juice, while also making sure that the sentiments (vilification of women, policing of female biology, etc) echo through time Sunday Independent - Hilary White Niamh Boyce has taken a bleak and dismal period and sent a bolt of beautiful and revealing light into the darkness John MacKenna Beautifully written and transports us to the 14th century, though its themes loudly resonate today RTÉ Culture - Eileen Dunne [Her Kind ] sings of these modern times RTÉ Guide Enthralling Irish Examiner

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