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Now She is Witch (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 12/01/2023
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Dealing with loss and desiring revenge, two women join forces in Logan’s mesmeric dark tale set in a richly drawn world where women grasp at power through witchcraft, poisons and sexuality.

Some of what they say about witches is true.

She dug her mother's grave in the poison garden so it would stay hidden...

Lux has lost everything when Else finds her, alone in the woods. Her family, her lover, her home - all burned. The world is suspicious of women like her, neither maiden nor mother. But Lux is cunning; she knows how to exploit people's expectations, how to blend into the background. And she knows a lot about poisons.

Else has not found Lux by accident. She needs her help to seek revenge against the man who wronged her, and together they pursue him north. But on their hunt they will uncover dark secrets that entangle them with dangerous adversaries.

From the snowy winter woods to the bright midnight sun; from the horrors of plague to the relief of healing; from lost and powerless to finding your path, Now She is Witch questions the oppositions that shadow our lives. In rich and immersive prose Kirsty Logan conjures a world of violence and beauty in which women grasp at power through witchcraft and poisons, through sexuality and childbearing, through performance and pretence, and most of all through throwing other women to the wolves. This is a witch story unlike any other.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787303423
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Kirsty Logan's mesmerising and evocative novel represents an imaginative triumph in this new subgenre [of "witch lit"]... There are echoes of everything from the Brothers Grimm to Angela Carter in Logan's deceptively simple storytelling - Observer

Logan builds Lux's world with an eye for striking detail...the images snap and sizzle with portent and possibility - Guardian

One of our national writing treasures, Kirsty Logan's latest tale is a deeply atmospheric, sometimes gory but ultimately uplifting... a story that will hold you tight and not let go - Stylist

An impassioned reclaiming of female desire. Stuffed, Russian-doll like, with stories...an absorbingly atmospheric adventure - Daily Mail

A dark conjuring of a book: angry, powerful, hypnotic, told in prose of dazzling power. - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Beautiful......fierce and dream-like...powerful...compelling, haunting, and enriching - Scotsman

Powerful, imaginative, compelling - this is myth-making at its best - Val McDermid

Spooky, timeless, feminist, inventive, unsettling... this book is every bit as atmospheric and compelling as you'd hope. - Viv Groskop

A hugely compelling book that seeks to rewrite what we think about witches. Dark, luscious prose wrapped around ideas that have enormous contemporary relevance. Kirsty Logan is at the height of her powers - Heather Parry

Powerful, beautiful and deeply unsettling. The prose is magical - Sally Magnusson

Now She is Witch is a beautiful, atmospheric, resonant tale that follows Lux and Else as they fight to be heard and to tell their own stories. Kirsty Logan shows the limited choices left to these women, and draws the reader into their struggles to take control of their own lives. - Elizabeth Lee, author of CUNNING WOMEN

Now She Is Witch is a meticulously researched piece of fantasy - Skinny

Kirsty Logan is one of the darkest and most playful of writers working right now - Stylist, Books to Look Out For 2023*

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“You Are Not What They Say You Are”

Wordsmith extraordinaire Kirsty Logan has written what is possibly her best novel yet in a tale that feels as old as the hills but sparkles with formal inventiveness.
From the darkest forests to the snowy wastes, this... More

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Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“A most cautionary tale...”

Lux has lost it all. She is beyond salvation and nothing can be done to save her or her soul, that is until one day when Else finds her alone in the woods.
Her family. Her lover. Her home.
All burned. All perished.... More

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“Incredibly moving”

A beautifully written book about the strength of women in a man's world. Evicted from a monastery, where she didn't want to be Lux has to find her way in the world, Accused of being a witch she travails the... More

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