The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel

The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel

by James Howard Kunstler

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Overview

Renowned social commentator and best-selling author James Howard Kunstler’s sequel to World Made by Hand, expands on his vision of post-oil society in America in this “suspenseful, darkly amusing story with touches of the fantastic in the mode of Washington Irving” (Booklist).

In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, the electricity has flickered off, the Internet is a distant memory, and the government is little more than a rumor. Travel is horse-drawn and farming is back at the center of life, but Union Grove is no pastoral haven. Wars are fought over dwindling resources and illness is a constant presence. Bandits roam the countryside, preying on the weak and a sinister cult threatens to shatter the town’s fragile stability.

In a novel that is both shocking yet eerily convincing, Kunstler seamlessly weaves hot-button issues such as the decline of oil and the perils of climate change into a compelling narrative of violence, religious hysteria, innocence lost, and love found.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802145444
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Series: World Made by Hand Novels
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 253,611
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James Howard Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He is the author of eleven novels and three nonfiction books, The Geography of Nowhere, Home From Nowhere, and The Long Emergency. He lives in upstate New York.

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