Coverart for item
The Resource The well : a novel, Catherine Chanter

The well : a novel, Catherine Chanter

Label
The well : a novel
Title
The well
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Chanter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, a brilliantly haunting and suspenseful debut set in modern-day Britain where water is running out everywhere except at The Well?the farm of one seemingly ordinary family whose mysterious good fortune leads to suspicion, chaos, and ultimately a shocking act of violence. Ruth Ardingly has just been released from prison to serve out a sentence of house arrest for arson and suspected murder at her farm, The Well. Beyond its borders, some people whisper she is a witch; others a messiah. For as soon as Ruth returns to The Well, rain begins to fall on the farm. And it has not rained anywhere else in the country in over three years. Ruth and her husband Mark had moved years before from London to this ancient idyll in the hopes of starting their lives over. But then the drought began, and as the surrounding land dried up and died, and The Well grew lush and full of life, they came to see their fortune would come at a price. From the envy of their neighbors to the mandates of the government, from the fanaticism of a religious order called the Sisters of the Rose to the everyday difficulties of staying close as husband and wife, mother and child?all these forces led to a horrifying crime: the death of their seven-year-old grandson, drowned with cruel irony in one of the few ponds left in the countryside. Now back at The Well, Ruth must piece together the tragedy that shattered her marriage, her family, and her dream. For she believes her grandson?s death was no accident, and that the murderer is among the people she trusted most. Alone except for her guards on a tiny green jewel in a world rapidly turning to dust, Ruth begins to confront her worst fears and learns what really happened in the dark heart of The Well. A tour de force about ordinary people caught in the tide of an extraordinary situation, Catherine Chanter?s The Well is a haunting, beautifully written, and utterly believable novel that probes the fragility of our personal relationships and the mystical connection between people and the places they call home
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chanter, Catherine
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.H3655
LC item number
W45 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water-supply
  • Great Britain
Label
The well : a novel, Catherine Chanter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781476772769
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn904942631
Label
The well : a novel, Catherine Chanter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781476772769
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn904942631

Library Locations

    • Wadleigh Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      49 Nashua Street, Milford, NH, 03055, US
      42.835245 -71.647914