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Hour of the witch : a novel, Chris Bohjalian

Label
Hour of the witch : a novel
Title
Hour of the witch
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary--a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony--soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunts
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CaOWLBI
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1962-
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Bohjalian, Chris
Literary form
fiction
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  • Puritans
  • Marital violence
  • Malicious accusation
Target audience
adult
Label
Hour of the witch : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1154112062
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780385542432
Lccn
2020018715
Label
Hour of the witch : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
Publication
Control code
on1154112062
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780385542432
Lccn
2020018715

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