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The Resource Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt ; translated by Nancy Forest-Flier

Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt ; translated by Nancy Forest-Flier

Label
Hex
Title
Hex
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Olde Heuvelt ; translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"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 beds 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 by 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."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
In Hex, acclaimed Dutch author Thomas Heuvelt portrays an idyllic Hudson Valley town similar to others in the region -- except that the other villages aren't haunted. Black Spring is home to the ghost of Katherine van Wyler, an alleged witch who was tortured and hanged in the 1600s. Eyes and lips sewn shut, she visits the town's residents, ominously coming and going in their houses whenever she wants. But for residents to leave Black Spring would be to invite disaster, so the town's leaders have taken measures to keep it quarantined. Then a group of boys decides Katherine needs an Internet presence, and horrendous chaos breaks out. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
RUSA Reading List, 2017.
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10483779
Cataloging source
CGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
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Olde Heuvelt, Thomas
Dewey number
839.317
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
PT5881.25.L44
LC item number
H4913 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Forest-Flier, Nancy
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haunted places
  • Witches
  • Black Rock Forest (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt ; translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • "Originally published as Hex in 2013 by Luitingh-Sijthoff in Amsterdam"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21062828
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780765378804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780765378804
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946701083
  • (OCoLC)946701083
Label
Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt ; translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • "Originally published as Hex in 2013 by Luitingh-Sijthoff in Amsterdam"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21062828
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780765378804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780765378804
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946701083
  • (OCoLC)946701083

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