Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
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 neighbour is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary–a woman who harbours secret desires and finds it diffic… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Physical & verbal domestic abuse
- Suicidal ideation