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978-1529005103

The Mercies - Independent Bookshop Edition

The Mercies - Independent Bookshop Edition

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Publisher Picador

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About the book

'A gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt . . . Beautiful and chilling' Madeline Miller, author of Circe

On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vard is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vard wiped out in an instant.

Now the women must fend for themselves.

Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilized world, Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of Vard to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In Vard, and in Maren, Ursa finds something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with a mighty and terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs.

Inspired by the real events of the Vard storm and the 1621 witch trials, Kiran Millwood Hargraves The Mercies is a story about how suspicion can twist its way through a community, and a love that may prove as dangerous as it is powerful.

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About the Author

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Kiran’s books include The Girl of Ink & Stars, which was the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017; The Island at the End of Everything, which was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award 2017; and The Way Past Winter, which won the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year Award 2018. Her first YA novel, The Deathless Girls, a reimagining of the origin stories of the so-called ‘brides of Dracula’, was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, and the Foyles Book of the Year 2019. Her debut book for adults, The Mercies, previously titled Vardø, was subject to a 13-way auction and called ‘unquestionably the book of the 2018 London Book Fair’ by The Bookseller. The Mercies was published by Picador in February 2020, and debuted at number 1 on The Times Bestseller List, and number 5 on the Sunday Times Bestseller Chart. It won a Betty Trask Award and was named a NYT Most Notable Book of 2020. Her second novel for adults is The Dance Tree.

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    Independent Bookshop Special Edition

    Signed and Numbered

    Special Stamped Motifs

    Ribbon Marker

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