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Follow Me to Ground

by Sue Rainsford

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Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford
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    Jan 2020, 208 pages

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Sue Rainsford's debut is a bewitching fantasy tale that crackles with folkloric magic and femininity.

Ada and her father are human-like beings who age slowly and possess the power to heal all illness. From their home on the edge of an unnamed village, the pair treat Cures—their word for sick locals—by reaching into their bodies to draw out the ailments or by burying them for a few days in The Ground, a menacing and seemingly sentient patch of soil in their backyard with which the healers have a psychic connection.

Alienated from the rest of the village folk, young Ada begins to question her not-quite human, not-quite otherworldly existence. Grown by her father in The Ground, Ada is superficially a woman yet she possesses no sexual organs. When she falls for Samson—an enigmatic young man who is harboring a dark family secret together with his pregnant, widowed sister Olivia—Ada wakes up to an urge to finally take control of her body, her sexuality and her ...

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