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Angels of Destruction - A Novel

Keith Donohue

Keith Donohue's first novel, The Stolen Child, was a national bestseller hailed as "captivating" (USA Today), "luminous and thrilling" (Washington Post), and "wonderful...So spare and unsentimental that it's impossible not to be moved (Newsweek. His new novel, Angels of Destruction, opens on a winter's night, when a young girl appears at the home of Mrs. Margaret Quinn, a widow who lives alone. A decade earlier, she had lost her only child, Erica, who fled with her high school sweetheart to join a radical student group known as the Angels of Destruction. Before Margaret answers the knock in the dark hours, she whispers a prayer and then makes her visitor welcome at the door. The girl, who claims to be nine years old and an orphan with no place to go, beguiles Margaret, offering some solace, some compensation, for the woman's loss. Together, they hatch a plan to pass her off as her newly found granddaughter, Norah Quinn, and enlist Sean Fallon, a classmate and heartbroken boy, to guide her into the school and town. Their conspiracy is vulnerable not only to those children and neighbors intrigued by Norah's mysterious and magical qualities but by a lone figure shadowing the girl who threatens to reveal the child's true identity and her purpose in Margaret's life. Who are these strangers really? And what is their connection to the past, the Angels, and the long-missing daughter? Angels of Destruction is an unforgettable story of hope and fear, heartache and redemption. The saga of the Quinn family unfolds against an America wracked by change. As it delicately dances on the line between the real and the imagined, this mesmerizing new novel confirms Keith Donohue's standing as one of our most inspiring and inventive novelists. From the Hardcover edition.

Keith Donohue's first novel, The Stolen Child, was a national bestseller hailed as "captivating" (USA Today), "luminous and thrilling" (Washington Post), and "wonderful...So spare and unsentimental that it's impossible not to be moved (Newsweek. His new novel, Angels of Destruction, opens on a winter's night, when a young girl appears at the home of Mrs. Margaret Quinn, a widow who lives alone. A decade earlier, she had lost her only child, Erica, who fled with her high school sweetheart to join a radical student group known as the Angels of Destruction. Before Margaret answers the knock in the dark hours, she whispers a prayer and then makes her visitor welcome at the door. The girl, who claims to be nine years old and an orphan with no place to go, beguiles Margaret, offering some solace, some compensation, for the woman's loss. Together, they hatch a plan to pass her off as her newly found granddaughter, Norah Quinn, and enlist Sean Fallon, a classmate and heartbroken boy, to guide her into the school and town. Their conspiracy is vulnerable not only to those children and neighbors intrigued by Norah's mysterious and magical qualities but by a lone figure shadowing the girl who threatens to reveal the child's true identity and her purpose in Margaret's life. Who are these strangers really? And what is their connection to the past, the Angels, and the long-missing daughter? Angels of Destruction is an unforgettable story of hope and fear, heartache and redemption. The saga of the Quinn family unfolds against an America wracked by change. As it delicately dances on the line between the real and the imagined, this mesmerizing new novel confirms Keith Donohue's standing as one of our most inspiring and inventive novelists. From the Hardcover edition.
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Keith Donohue's first novel, The Stolen Child, was a national bestseller hailed as "captivating" (USA Today), "luminous and thrilling" (Washington Post), and "wonderful...So spare and unsentimental that it's impossible not to be moved (Newsweek. His new novel, Angels of Destruction, opens on a winter's night, when a young girl appears at the home of Mrs. Margaret Quinn, a widow who lives alone. A decade earlier, she had lost her only child, Erica, who fled with her high school sweetheart to join a radical student group known as the Angels of Destruction. Before Margaret answers the knock in the dark hours, she whispers a prayer and then makes her visitor welcome at the door. The girl, who claims to be nine years old and an orphan with no place to go, beguiles Margaret, offering some solace, some compensation, for the woman's loss. Together, they hatch a plan to pass her off as her newly found granddaughter, Norah Quinn, and enlist Sean Fallon, a classmate and heartbroken boy, to guide her into the school and town. Their conspiracy is vulnerable not only to those children and neighbors intrigued by Norah's mysterious and magical qualities but by a lone figure shadowing the girl who threatens to reveal the child's true identity and her purpose in Margaret's life. Who are these strangers really? And what is their connection to the past, the Angels, and the long-missing daughter? Angels of Destruction is an unforgettable story of hope and fear, heartache and redemption. The saga of the Quinn family unfolds against an America wracked by change. As it delicately dances on the line between the real and the imagined, this mesmerizing new novel confirms Keith Donohue's standing as one of our most inspiring and inventive novelists. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

14h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:07


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:49


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:18


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:41


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:56


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:38


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:35


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:05


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:10


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:29


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:17


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:37


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:20


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:18


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:55


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:50


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:06


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:16


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

09:18


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:35


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:47


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:02


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:33


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:58


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:29