The Mercies

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Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women.

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The bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club pick
The Sunday Times Bestseller and BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick
Dark, dramatic and full of danger’ – Daily Mail

The storm comes in like a finger snap . . .
1617. The sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a vicious storm. A young woman, Maren, watches as the men of the island, out fishing, perish in an instant.

Vardø is now a place of women.
Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Absalom Cornet has been summoned to bring the women of the island to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In her new home, and in Maren, Ursa encounters something she has never seen before: independent women. But where Ursa finds happiness, even love, Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs . . .

For readers of Circe and The Handmaid’s Tale, Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Mercies is inspired by real historical events. It is a story about how suspicion can twist its way through a community, about a love that could prove as dangerous as it is powerful.

‘Chilling and page-turning’ The Times
Gripping – Madeline Miller
Took my breath away – Tracy Chevalier
‘A beautifully intimate story of friendship, love and hope’ – Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain
‘Something rare and beautiful’ – Marian Keyes

Additional information

Weight 255 g
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 2.1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

341

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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