The dance tree

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | 12 May 2022
Hardback
'Exceptionally brilliant. Immersive, sensual, compelling' - Marian Keyes 'Intriguing, haunting . . . raw, beautiful' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne 'Spellbinding' - Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den The gripping new novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies Strasbourg, 1518. In the midst of a blisteringly hot summer, a lone woman begins to dance in the city square. She dances for days without pause or rest, and as she is joined by hundreds of others, the authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in to play the Devil out of these women. Just beyond the city's limits, pregnant Lisbet lives with her mother-in-law and husband, tending the bees that are their livelihood. And then, as the dancing plague gathers momentum, Lisbet's sister-in-law Nethe returns from seven years' penance in the mountains for a crime no one will name. It is a secret that Lisbet is determined to uncover. As the city buckles under the beat of a thousand feet, she finds herself thrust into a dangerous web of deceit and clandestine passion, but she is dancing to a dangerous tune . . . Set in an era of superstition, hysteria, and extraordinary change, and inspired by the true events of a doomed summer, The Dance Tree is an impassioned story of family secrets, forbidden love, and women pushed to the edge. 'Extraordinary . . . An exceptionally atmospheric, original story' - The Sunday Times
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'Exceptionally brilliant. Immersive, sensual, compelling' - Marian Keyes 'Intriguing, haunting . . . raw, beautiful' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne 'Spellbinding' - Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den The gripping new novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies Strasbourg, 1518. In the midst of a blisteringly hot summer, a lone woman begins to dance in the city square. She dances for days without pause or rest, and as she is joined by hundreds of others, the authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in to play the Devil out of these women. Just beyond the city's limits, pregnant Lisbet lives with her mother-in-law and husband, tending the bees that are their livelihood. And then, as the dancing plague gathers momentum, Lisbet's sister-in-law Nethe returns from seven years' penance in the mountains for a crime no one will name. It is a secret that Lisbet is determined to uncover. As the city buckles under the beat of a thousand feet, she finds herself thrust into a dangerous web of deceit and clandestine passion, but she is dancing to a dangerous tune . . . Set in an era of superstition, hysteria, and extraordinary change, and inspired by the true events of a doomed summer, The Dance Tree is an impassioned story of family secrets, forbidden love, and women pushed to the edge. 'Extraordinary . . . An exceptionally atmospheric, original story' - The Sunday Times
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