Sin Eater - Megan Campisi (Hardcover)

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Barcode
9781982124106
Department
Books
Released
7 Apr 2020
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Megan Campisi
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Atria Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
229 x 152mm

Annotation

"In Elizabeth I's England, a fourteen-year-old girl who steals a loaf of bread is sentenced to be a sin eater, a shunned woman who must assume the sins of the dead, and becomes drawn into a dangerous mystery at the heart of a corrupt and violent court" --

Summary

&;A riveting depiction of hard-won female empowerment that weaves together meticulous research, unsolved murder&;and an unforgettable young heroine.&; &;The Washington Post

The Handmaid&;s Tale meets Alice in Wonderland in this gripping and imaginative historical novel about a shunned orphan girl in 16th-century England who is ensnared in a deadly royal plot and must turn her subjugation into her power.

The Sin Eater walks among us, unseen, unheard
Sins of our flesh become sins of Hers
Following Her to the grave, unseen, unheard
The Sin Eater Walks Among Us.


For the crime of stealing bread, fourteen-year-old May receives a life sentence: she must become a Sin Eater&;a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the final confessions of the dying, eat ritual foods symbolizing their sins as a funeral rite, and thereby shoulder their transgressions to grant their souls access to heaven.

Orphaned and friendless, apprenticed to an older Sin Eater who cannot speak to her, May must make her way in a dangerous and cruel world she barely understands. When a deer heart appears on the coffin of a royal governess who did not confess to the dreadful sin it represents, the older Sin Eater refuses to eat it. She is taken to prison, tortured, and killed. To avenge her death, May must find out who placed the deer heart on the coffin and why.

&;A keenly researched feminist arc of unexpected abundance, reckoning, intellect, and ferocious survival&; (Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife) Sin Eater is &;a dark, rich story replete with humor, unforgettable characters, and arcane mysteries. It casts a spell on your heart and mind until the final page&; (Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters).

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Dewey Classification
813