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The Followers
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The Followers is a compassionate and suspenseful story of the dissolution of a family. Judith has been visiting her mother, Stephanie, in prison once a month for the last eight years. She still can't bring herself to talk with her mother about what brought them here—or about Nathaniel, the man whose religious cult almost cost them their lives.
When Stephanie first meets him, she is a struggling single mother and
Nathaniel is a charismatic outsider, unlike anyone she's ever known. In deciding to join the small religious cult he has founded, Stephanie thinks she is doing the best thing for her daughter: a new home, a new purpose.
Judith and Stephanie are initiated into a secret society whose "followers" must obey the will of a zealous prophet. As Stephanie immerses herself in her new life, Judith slowly realizes the moral implications of the strict lifestyle Nathaniel preaches. Tensions deepen, faith and doubt collide, and a horrifying act of violence changes everything. In the shattering aftermath, it seems that no one is safe.
Powerful, gripping, and impossible to forget, The Followers is a novel about
love, hope, and identity that asks timely questions: Are we still responsible for our actions if we remake ourselves in someone else's image? And can there be a way back?
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Rebecca Wait. (2017). The Followers. Europa.

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Rebecca Wait. 2017. The Followers. Europa.

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Rebecca Wait, The Followers. Europa, 2017.

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Rebecca Wait. The Followers. Europa, 2017. Web.

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When Stephanie first meets him, she is a struggling single mother and
Nathaniel is a charismatic outsider, unlike anyone she's ever known. In deciding to join the small religious cult he has founded, Stephanie thinks she is doing the best thing for her daughter: a new home, a new purpose.
Judith and Stephanie are initiated into a secret society whose "followers" must obey the will of a zealous prophet. As Stephanie immerses herself in her new life, Judith slowly realizes the moral implications of the strict lifestyle Nathaniel preaches. Tensions deepen, faith and doubt collide, and a horrifying act of violence...
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When Stephanie first meets him, she is a struggling single mother and
Nathaniel is a charismatic outsider, unlike anyone she's ever known. In deciding to join the small religious cult he has founded, Stephanie thinks she is doing the best thing for her daughter: a new home, a new purpose.
Judith and Stephanie are initiated into a secret society whose "followers" must obey the will of a zealous prophet. As Stephanie immerses herself in her new life, Judith slowly realizes the moral implications of the strict lifestyle Nathaniel preaches. Tensions deepen, faith and doubt collide, and a horrifying act of violence changes everything. In the shattering aftermath, it seems that no one is safe.
Powerful, gripping, and impossible to forget, The Followers is a novel about
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        June 15, 2017
        A struggling single mother falls under the spell of a charismatic cult leader, but her rebellious 12-year-old daughter isn't quite so gullible.Smooth and magnetic--that description works both for the storytelling technique of British writer Wait (The View on the Way Down, 2013) and the devilishly compelling prophet, Nathaniel, who stands at the center of her new novel. Nathaniel has founded and leads the Ark, a small, sealed-off religious group operating from an isolated dwelling in northern England. Hungry for emotional intimacy, cafe waitress Stephanie is an easy mark for Nathaniel's seduction technique, and even though her daughter, Judith, doesn't like her mother's new lover, soon Stephanie and Judith have joined the Ark's community, on the moors, where women are deemed "weak and open to the devil," wear long dresses, and never leave the compound. Judith, befriended by Moses, a child described as "marked by the devil" because of a birthmark, holds out against the slow pressure of Nathaniel's mind games, but Stephanie puts up little resistance, eventually finding herself sharing Nathaniel's sexual attention with other women and then impregnated. Worse will follow in the sections with biblical titles, which are sandwiched between chapters from "After" that reveal Stephanie and Nathaniel serving prison sentences and Judith lost in adult trauma. Both a morality tale and an examination of psychologies--the manipulative, the susceptible, the skeptical--the book delivers gothic events within an understated modern setting. Its special strengths are young Judith's truculence and the translucent simplicity of Wait's prose, which, while helping the reader glide over points of implausibility and inevitability, lends a crystalline quality to the scenes, whether humdrum, horrific or, ultimately, healing. Wait handles her material with restraint and, by avoiding sensationalism, renders her grotesque story all the more resonant.

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