Her Kind

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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.

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‘Gripping … a story of loss, ambition, misogyny, family love and what it means to belong … evocative and atmospheric’ Irish Times

1324, Kilkennie: A time of suspicion and conspiracy. A place where zealous men rage against each other – and even more against uppity women

A woman finds refuge with 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.

But in aligning herself with a powerful woman, Petronelle and her child are in more danger than they ever faced in the savage countryside …

Tense, moving and atmospheric Her Kind is vivid reimagining of the events leading to the Kilkenny Witch Trial.

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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) echo through time’ Sunday Independent

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

Sings of these modern timesRTÉ Guide

Pulls us into a world both seductively alien, yet uneasily, all-too-humanly, familiarMia Gallagher

‘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

Beautifully absorbing highly recommendedHot Press

Moving and atmosphericIrish Country Magazine

EnthrallingIrish Examiner

‘Niamh Boyce has taken a bleak and dismal period and sent a bolt of beautiful and revealing light into the darkness‘ John MacKenna

Additional information

Weight 223 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

312

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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