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Hex: Darkland Tales

Hex: Darkland Tales

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Hay datos que se repiten, desapego emocional en la narración y falta de profundidad en los personajes. This new book, The Witch in the Word Machine, is a collection that underpins Jenni Fagan’s entire approach to words.

Separated by centuries they may be, these women present a sad realisation that there is still much to connect their situations.

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Intelligent women threaten men, powerful women threaten them even more and the female ‘ body has been for women in capitalist society what the factory has been for male waged labour… the primary ground of their exploitation and resistance. You might think that having obtained a flat on Castlehill at the very start of the Edinburgh Fringe is the utmost in social privilege. Maybe the windows are closed but it still seems unlikely that, in the summer heat, the stench of her body could be bottled up tight inside. Ambitious, bold, and poignant, it tells a story of one of the most turbulent moments in Scotland’s history, the North Berwick witch trials. Jenni Fagan’s Hex is the second in Polygon’s series Darkland Tales, after Denise Mina’s Rizzio, and just two books in they have already made their mark as essential reading.This gives the book a contemporary relevance, at one stage of the night Iris relating to Geillis how more than four hundred years later, similar evils were still occurring, alluding to the two Metropolitan police officers who took photographs of two murdered sisters, instead of guarding the murder scene they took photographs of the two ‘dead birds’ and circulated to friends. Today’s reader will be thoroughly tired of witches before they even get started on Hex, the new novella by Dr Jenni Fagan.

Inspired by the North Berwick witch trials, the author masterfully demonstrates how the injustices women faced at the hands of men are still occurring today but in a different form, by telling us Geillis’ story.

Hex is a visceral depiction of what happens when a society is consumed by fear and superstition, exploring how the terrible force of a king's violent crusade against ordinary women can still be felt, right up to the present day. These two comments could not exist without the organisational ability of the state to spread such disinformation and infect the minds of the populace.

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