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Fitcher\'s Brides

Fitcher's Brides

(2002)
A novel by

 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
The tale of Bluebeard, reenvisioned as a dark fable of faith and truth

1843 is the "last year of the world," according the Elias Fitcher, a charismatic preacher in the Finger Lakes district of New York State. He's established a utopian community on an estate outside the town of Jeckyll's Glen, where the faithful wait, work, and pray for the world to end.

Vernelia, Amy, and Catherine Charter are the three young townswomen whose father falls under the Reverend Fitcher's hypnotic sway. In their old house, where ghostly voices whisper from the walls, the girls are ruled by their stepmother, who is ruled in turn by the fiery preacher. Determined to spend Eternity as a married man, Fitcher casts his eye on Vernelia, and before much longer the two are wed. But living on the man's estate, separated from her family, Vern soon learns the extent of her husband's dark side. It's rumored that he's been married before, though what became of those wives she does not know. Perhaps the secret lies in the locked room at the very top of the house-the sin-gle room that the Reverend Fitcher has forbidden to her.

Inspired by the classic fairy tales "Bluebeard" and "The Fitcher Bird," this dark fantasy is set in New York State's "Burned-Over District," at its time of historic religious ferment. All three Charter sisters will play their part in the story of Fitcher's Utopia: a story of faith gone wrong, and evil coun-tered by one brave, true soul.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: Fitcher's Brides (Fairy Tale (Tor))
Author(s): Gregory Frost
ISBN: 1-4177-2198-7 / 978-1-4177-2198-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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December 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Fitcher's Brides (Fairy Tale Series)
Author(s): Gregory Frost
ISBN: 0-7653-0194-6 / 978-0-7653-0194-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Fitcher's Brides (Fairy Tales)
Author(s): Gregory Frost
ISBN: 0-7653-0195-4 / 978-0-7653-0195-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Fitcher's Brides (Fairy Tales)
Author(s): Gregory Frost
Publisher: Tor Books
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