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- DescriptionIs witchcraft or revenge to blame when men from a remote Hungarian village start dropping dead?Teenage Sari's smart, inquisitive nature would be eugh to make her an outcast in her remote Hungarian village; add to that her kwledge of healing herbs, and she's widely considered a witch. When the men leave to fight World War I, however, everything changes. Without their oppressive and often abusive husbands and boyfriends, the women at last taste freedom and independence, and Sari makes friends. She and a number of other women in the village even begin relationships with injured Italian POWs housed nearby. Swept up in an intellectual and passionate love affair with a university professor, Sari's mind and body awaken for the first time in her life. With the war's end, the men of the village return. Sari's freedom--and her newfound friendships--are imperiled. But just as Sari kws the herbs that will heal, she kws as well those that will kill. It takes several weeks for the arsenic, sprinkled her fiance's food, to finish him off. The first poisoning leads to ather, and then ather. Based on a true story, this vel shows how a good person can be led to evil, and how a community can come together to conceal unspeakable crimes.
- Author BiographyJessica Gregson has a degree in Anthropology from Cambridge and a Masters in Development from London School of Economics. Jessica has worked as a policy advisor for the home office and a humanitarian worker in Sudan. Jessica has just started a PhD at the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies in London. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author(s)Jessica Gregson
- PublisherSoho Press
- Date of Publication26/12/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSoho Press
- Weight313 g
- Width142 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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