Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration by different paths, delivered into the rigorous and austere care of Sister Fran.
Each has their own complicated, heart-breaking story that they safeguard.
But together they are the all-powerful and confident The Guineveres, bound by the extraordinary coincidence of their names and girded against the indignities of their plain, sequestered lives.
Together, they learn about God, history, and, despite the nuns' protestations, sex.
They learn about the saints whose revival stories of faith and pain it are threaded through their own.
But above all, they plot their futures, when they can leave the convent and finally find a true home.
But when four comatose soldiers, casualties of the War looming outside, arrive at the convent, The Guineveres' friendship is tested in ways they never could have foreseen.
In The Guineveres, Sarah Domet navigates the wonder and tumult of girlhood, the families we yearn for and create.
In prose shot through with beauty, Domet intertwines the ordinary and the miraculous, as The Guineveres discover what home really means.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Publication Date: 27/09/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781250086617