The Innocents Summary
Michael Crummey

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The Innocents Overview

Michael Crummey's third-person narrative The Innocents is a gritty story of survival that follows Ada and Evered Best as they struggle to fend for themselves. The novel is set on an isolated cove in Newfoundland during the 19th century. Crummey thematically explores individuality, ignorance, and the correlation between pleasure and shame.

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