HEX

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Macmillan, Apr 26, 2016 - Fiction - 448 pages

The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel, Hex, from Thomas Olde Heuvelt--a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watch

Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay 'til death. Whoever settles, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's bed for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past.

This chilling novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in mainstream horror and dark fantasy.

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User Review  - allison_s - LibraryThing

The latest in a string of really strong horror novels that I've had the pleasure (horror???) of reading over the last month. The premise here is CRAZY and super original. The town of Black Spring has ... Read full review

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User Review  - rsplenda477 - LibraryThing

This is a terrific tale of witchcraft, haunted towns, and New England culture. Thomas Olde Heuvelt gives us the story of Katherine van Wyler, AKA the Black Rock Witch, who has been haunting the ... Read full review

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THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT is a Dutch author of several novels, including HEX, and many stories of the fantastic. He has been called "One of Europe's foremost talents in fantastic literature" by BBC Radio. Olde Heuvelt has been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his short fiction and is a multiple winner of the Paul Harland Prijs for best Dutch work of the fantastic.

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