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Inhaltsangabe: A tragic loss. A desperate journey. A mother seeks the truth.
In December of 1377, four children were burned to death in a suspicious house fire. Villagers traveled hundreds of miles across England to demand justice.
Sinful Folk is the story of this terrible mid-winter journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. For years, she has concealed herself and all her history. But on this journey, she will find the strength to claim the promise of her past and create a new legacy. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and redemption.
The remarkable new novel by Ned Hayes, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nikki McClure, Sinful Folk illuminates the medieval era with profound insight and compassion.
From the Inside Flap:
In the end, I listen to my fear. It keeps me awake, resounding through the frantic beating in my breast. It is there in the dry terror in my throat, in the pricking of the rats' nervous feet in the darkness. Christian has not come home all the night long. I know, for I have lain in this darkness for hours now with my eyes stretched wide, yearning for my son's return. On this night, I tell myself that the sound I hear is frost cracking, river ice breaking. I lie to my own heart, as one lies to a frightened child, one who cannot be saved. All the while, I know it is a fire. And I know how near it is.
So begins the riveting mystery of Sinful Folk, already hailed as "A pilgrim tale worthy of Chaucer, evocative, compelling and peopled with unforgettable characters artfully delivered by a master storyteller" (Brenda Vantrease, bestselling author of The Illuminator).
Based on the true story of five children who were burned to death in 1377, Ned Hayes's debut historical novel describes the desperate journey of a small band of villagers who traveled 200 miles across England in midwinter to demand justice for their children's deaths.
An inspiring story of tenacity, perseverance and courage, Sinful Folk tells the story of this treacherous journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. For years, she has concealed herself and all her secrets. But in this quest, she finds the strength to claim the promise of her past and redeem her future. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and transcendence.
Starkly illustrated with a handcut cover and internal charcoal art by New York Times bestselling illustrator Nikki McClure, Sinful Folk is a rich literary pleasure, as enthralling as Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, as insightful as Anita Diamant's The Red Tent and as lyrical as Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders.
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