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Sin Eater

(2020)
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An old adage says there are really only two stories: a man goes on a voyage, and a stranger arrives in town. This is the third: a woman breaks the rules . . .

Can you uncover the truth when you’re forbidden from speaking it?

A Sin Eater’s duty is a necessary evil: she hears the confessions of the dying, eats their sins as a funeral rite. Stained by these sins, she is shunned and silenced, doomed to live in exile at the edge of town.

Recently orphaned May Owens is just fourteen, only concerned with where her next meal is coming from. When she’s arrested for stealing a loaf of bread, however, and subsequently sentenced to become a Sin Eater, finding food is suddenly the last of her worries.

It’s a devastating sentence, but May’s new invisibility opens new doors. And when first one then two of the Queen’s courtiers suddenly grow ill, May hears their deathbed confessions – and begins to investigate a terrible rumour that is only whispered of amid palace corridors.

Set in a thinly disguised sixteenth-century England, Megan Campisi's The Sin Eater is a wonderfully rich story of treason and treachery; of women, of power, and the strange freedom that comes from being an outcast – because, as May learns, being a nobody sometimes counts for everything . . .

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Rich with imaginative and historical details, Sin Eater is part mystery, part horror, and—ultimately—a timeless story of one woman regaining her power. I loved this from beginning to end." - Christina Dalcher

"Sin Eater is a dark and thrilling page turner that turns a dystopian eye on the past in an unnervingly contemporary way. All hail Megan Campisi and her smashing novel." - Emma Donoghue

"An in-depth, lyrical exploration of the forced reinvention of a teenage girl, ripped from her normal existence into a life of shifting public sins into feminine flesh, literally. Sin Eater is a thrilling surprise - Megan Campisi uses the history of patriarchal injustice to create a keenly researched feminist arc of unexpected abundance, reckoning, intellect, and ferocious survival." - Maria Dahvana Headley

"A keenly researched feminist arc of unexpected abundance, reckoning, intellect, and ferocious survival’ (Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife) Sin Eater is ‘a dark, rich story replete with humor, unforgettable characters, and arcane mysteries. It casts a spell on your heart and mind until the final page." - Jennie Melamed


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July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sin Eater
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ISBN: 1-5290-1906-0 / 978-1-5290-1906-3 (UK edition)
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Title: Sin Eater: A Novel
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Title: Sin Eater
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Title: Sin Eater: A Novel
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sin Eater
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Sin Eater
Author(s): Megan Campisi
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Title: The Sin Eater
Author(s): Megan Campisi
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Title: Sin Eater
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ISBN: 1-79710-215-X / 978-1-79710-215-3
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sin Eater: A Novel
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sin Eater: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Campisi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sin Eater: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Campisi
Publisher: Atria Books
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April 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sin Eater
Author(s): Megan Campisi
Publisher: Mantle
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March 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Sin Eater
Author(s): Megan Campisi
Publisher: Mantle
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