❮Read❯ ➮ The Visionist ➲ Author Rachel Urquhart – E17streets4all.co.uk An enthralling debut novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge but perhaps not in an s Shaker communityIn this exquisite, transporting debut, year old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, ki An enthralling debut novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge but perhaps not in an s Shaker communityIn this exquisite, transporting debut,year old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father She and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called The City of Hope It is the Era of Manifestations, when young girls in Shaker enclaves all across the Northeast are experiencing extraordinary mystical visions, earning them the honorific of Visionist and bringing renown to their settlements The City of Hope has not yet been blessed with a Visionist, but that changes when Polly arrives and is unexpectedly exalted As she struggles to keep her dark secrets concealed in the face of increasing scrutiny, Polly finds herself in a life changing friendship with a young Shaker sister named Charity, a girl who will stake everything including her faith on Polly s honesty and purity.
Rachel Urquhart is a former writer and editor at Spy, Vogue, and Allure magazines Her nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Tin House, Elle, GQ, Harper s Bazaar, Food Wine, Travel Leisure, and Vanity Fair She received her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
- 352 pages
- The Visionist
- Rachel Urquhart
- 04 February 2019 Rachel Urquhart