The cherry thieves | Bookzio

Author:
Sarah Walker

Category:
historical fiction

Regular price:
$15.99

Offer price:
$1.99

The deal starts:
02 November 2022

The deal ends:
02 November 2022

Description:

“Sarai Walker has done it again. With The Cherry Thieves, she turns the gothic ghost story on its head with passionate feminist fervour.” —Mary Semple
The highly anticipated second novel from Sarai Walker, following her “cleverly subversive” (EW) cult hit, Dietland, a feminist goth about the sole survivor of a cursed family of sisters, whose time may finally have come.
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.
INSTEAD WAS THE LAST.
Iris Chapel and her five elegant sisters, all heiresses to the Chapel firearms fortune, live cloistered in a luxurious Victorian mansion. Neglected by both a distant, workaholic father and a mentally challenged mother who believes her home is haunted by victims of Chapel’s guns, the sisters have grown up with only each other for company. They long to escape the creepy fairy tale of their childhood and move forward into the modern world, but for young women in 1950s Connecticut, the only way out is through marriage.
However, it soon becomes clear that for the Chantry sisters, marriage equals death.
As the older sister walks down the aisle, tragedy strikes. The bride mysteriously dies the next day, leaving her family and the town in shock. But this is just the beginning of a chain of disasters that will have every woman wondering if her true love will kill her too. Only Iris, the second youngest, finds a way to escape, but can she escape the family curse forever?
Sarai Walker, the acclaimed author of the cult bestselling novel Dietland, based on the gothic tradition of Shirley Jackson, brings to life this fascinating and delightfully twisted feminist story, a beautiful and provocative tale of the legacy of male power and the cost of female freedom.

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