The Well: A Novel

The Well: A Novel

Catherine Chanter


Set in a modern day Britain the place water is working out in all places other than on the farm of 1 likely usual relations whose mysterious luck results in a surprising act of violence, The good is “extraordinary...a enchanting read…combining a gripping secret, nuanced mental drama, and awesome prose” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

When Ruth Ardingly and her kinfolk make that first lengthy force up from the town of their grime-encrusted automobile and examine The good, they're enchanted by means of a jewel of a farm that looks to supply every thing they wish: a chance for Ruth, an break out for her husband, and a house for his or her grandson. but if the drought starts, every little thing alterations. Surrounded via thirty acres of lush greenery, the farm mysteriously flourishes whereas the area open air crumbles below the longest dry spell in recorded heritage. not anyone, together with the vendors, is familiar with why.

But The Well’s special glory comes at a negative rate. From the envy in their friends to the mandates of the govt, from the fanaticism of a spiritual order referred to as the Sisters of the Rose to the typical problems of staying shut as husband and spouse, grandmother and child—all those forces bring about a stunning crime. Accusations of witchcraft, wrongdoing, and homicide envelop the kin until eventually their paradise turns into a prison.

A fantastically written debut novel that “channels Margaret Atwood and Gillian Flynn, making a tale that’s speculative and suspenseful” (Minneapolis superstar Tribune), The good is an totally haunting meditation at the fragile nature of our relations with one another and the areas we name domestic.

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