Year of Wonders - The Thunder of His Voice Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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The Thunder of His Voice Summary

Before leaving, Michael tells Anna she should follow George's advice "burn everything." Soon, George's customers begin arriving. The first is Anys Gowdie. Anna describes her as a calming force during birthing when helping her aunt Mem Gowdie, the midwife. She tells Anys about George's advice, but Anys will not have her dress burned. George's other clients feel the same. Anna burns his clothes and, sadly, the dress he made for her.

Anna is consumed by thoughts of George and Anys and decides to stop by the Gowdies. Anna remembers with shame how she and other children used to tease Anys for being a vegetarian, but when she was pregnant, Anna used herbs Anys recommended which had helped greatly. Anys tells her that she "lay" with George, but it was Anna he wanted for a wife, and Anys had advised...

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