Tuesday, February 14, 2006

What is Hexe about?

The Publishers Weekly listing says: “Set in a small German town in 1487, Hexe examines the medieval struggle between Christianity and pagan tradition through the story of a Christian woman on trial for witchcraft.”

I really like that description, which either my editor or agent crafted.

Hexe is a first-person narrative of a woman who is accused of witchcraft by her own daughter-in-law. She grapples along with her village to find footing somewhere between their long-standing, nature-based ways and the rigid stance of Catholicism—both of which are asking for her life.

Hexe is the German word for witch, and it’s pronounced Hex'-uh.

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