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.