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The Raptures

by Jan Carson

Irish Book Awards Shortlist 2022 Eason Novel of the Year

It is late June in Ballylack, and Hannah looks forward to eight long weeks' reprieve from school. But when her classmate 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 the remains healthy while her friends are struck down. Isolated and afraid, she eeks help in the most unlikely of places.

Elsewhere in the village, tempers simmer, panic escalates and long-buried secrets threaten to emerge.

Bursting with Carson's profound empathy, trademark wit 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, the faith she has inherited and what happens when it is put to the ultimate test.

400 pages.

ISBN: 9781781620472

€ 16.25 

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Date of Publication: 21/12/2021

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The Raptures also appears in these Categories:

Original Fiction

Irish Book Awards

Literary Criticism