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The Resource Hour of the witch : a novel, Chris Bohjalian

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
Author
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 dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from the Deerfield home, Mary must fight to escape not only her marriage but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted thriller from on of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying novel of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt."
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohjalian, Chris
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O495
LC item number
H68 2021b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puritans
  • Marital violence
  • Malicious accusation
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Suspense fiction
  • Puritans
  • Wife abuse
  • Witch hunting
  • Massachusetts
  • Boston, (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Hour of the witch : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
592 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593396513
Lccn
bl2021009406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1249945786
Label
Hour of the witch : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
592 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593396513
Lccn
bl2021009406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1249945786

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