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Hedged in by gossip and joined by their desperation, three women in nineteenth-century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community, determined to rid itself of the strange and unknowable. Bereft after the loss of her husband, Nora finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheal-a boy whom she recalls as having been a happy and healthy infant but now, in the wake of both his mother's and grandfather's deaths, can neither speak nor walk. Mary, a servant girl from more rural parts, comes to the valley to help Nora just as the rumors are spreading: the talk of unexplained misfortunes and illnesses, and the theory that deformed Micheal is a changeling, a fairy child to blame for the bad luck the valley has endured since his arrival. Determined to banish the evil in Micheal, Nora and Mary enlist the help of the elderly Nance, a recluse and wanderer once revered by her neighbors for her healing powers, but now condemned as a fraud and a threat by the new priest in town. As the trio's situation grows more dire, their folkloric practices become increasingly daring-culminating, at last, in a stunning and irreversible act that will put all their lives in danger.
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Harney County Library CD KENT (Text) 37720000578401 Adult Audiobook Audiobook CD Branch_Only_3months 11/30/2018 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781619699809
  • Physical Description: 12 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
    sound recording
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2017], p2016.

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General Note: In container (17 cm.).
Compact disc.
Recording produced by Bolinda Publishing, p2016.
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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Caroline Lennon.
Summary, etc.: Hedged in by gossip and joined by their desperation, three women in nineteenth-century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community, determined to rid itself of the strange and unknowable. Bereft after the loss of her husband, Nora finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheal-a boy whom she recalls as having been a happy and healthy infant but now, in the wake of both his mother's and grandfather's deaths, can neither speak nor walk. Mary, a servant girl from more rural parts, comes to the valley to help Nora just as the rumors are spreading: the talk of unexplained misfortunes and illnesses, and the theory that deformed Micheal is a changeling, a fairy child to blame for the bad luck the valley has endured since his arrival. Determined to banish the evil in Micheal, Nora and Mary enlist the help of the elderly Nance, a recluse and wanderer once revered by her neighbors for her healing powers, but now condemned as a fraud and a threat by the new priest in town. As the trio's situation grows more dire, their folkloric practices become increasingly daring-culminating, at last, in a stunning and irreversible act that will put all their lives in danger.
Subject: Changelings Fiction
Superstition Fiction
Ireland History 19th century Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.
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