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21%OFFCarson, Jan - The Raptures - 9781781620472 - S9781781620472
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The Raptures

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Description for The Raptures Paperback. Signed by the author. When several children from the same village start succumbing to a mysterious illness, the quest to discover the cause has devastating and extraordinary consequences. It is late June in Ballylack. Hannah Adger anticipates eight long weeks' reprieve from school, but when her classmate Ross succumbs to a violent and mysterious illness, it marks the beginning of a summer like no other. As others fall ill, questions about what - or who - is responsible pitch the village into conflict and fearful disarray. Hannah is haunted by guilt as she remains healthy while her friends are struck down. Isolated and afraid, she prays for help. Elsewhere in the village, tempers simmer, panic escalates and long-buried secrets threaten to emerge. Bursting with Carson's trademark wit, profound empathy and soaring imagination, The Raptures explores how tragedy can unite a small community - and tear it apart. At its heart is the extraordinary resilience of one young girl. As the world crumbles around her, she must find the courage to be different in a place where conforming feels like the only option available.
'ORIGINAL and COMPELLING...CHEF'S KISS!' MARIAN KEYES 'I gobbled up The Raptures . . . packed with wit and heart, and always utterly absorbing.' LISA MCINERNEY When several children from the same village start succumbing to a mysterious illness, the quest to discover the cause has devastating and extraordinary consequences. It is late June in Ballylack. Hannah Adger anticipates eight long weeks' reprieve from school, but when her classmate Ross succumbs to a violent and mysterious illness, it marks the beginning of a summer like no other. As others ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Doubleday Ireland
Condition
New
Signed by the author
Yes
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Dublin, Ireland
ISBN
9781781620472
SKU
S9781781620472
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days
Ref
99-18

About Carson, Jan
Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears, was published in 2014 to critical acclaim, followed by a short-story collection, Children's Children (2016), and two flash fiction anthologies, Postcard Stories (2017) and Postcard Stories 2 (2020). Her second novel, The Fire Starters (2019), won the EU Prize for Literature and ... Read more

Reviews for The Raptures
Absolutely MAGNIFICENT: dark, witty, charming. I LOVED it
MARIAN KEYES
Heart-rending, hilarious . . . It's a belter.
LOUISE KENNEDY
An utterly compulsive and gripping portrayal of the brilliance of children, the power of intergenerational relationships, and the certainty of our human desire to belong. An utterly engrossing read - one that confronts the trauma of ... Read more

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