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In 1857, at a place called Mountain Meadows in southern Utah, a band of Mormons and Indians massacred 120 emigrants. Twenty years later, the slaughter was blamed on one man named John D. Lee, previously a member of Brigham Young's inner circle. Red Water imagines Lee's extraordinary frontier life through the eyes of three of his nineteen wives. Emma is a vigorous and capable Englishwoman who loves her husband unconditionally. Ann, a bride at thirteen years old, is an independent adventurer. Rachel is exceedingly devout and married Lee to be with her sister, his first wife. These spirited women describe their struggle to survive Utah's punishing landscape and the poisonous rivalries within their polygamous family, led by a magnetic, industrious, and considerate husband, who was also unafraid of using his faith to justify desire and ambition.

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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Red Water: A novel
Author(s): Judith Freeman
ISBN: 0-375-42092-4 / 978-0-375-42092-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Red Water: A Novel
Author(s): Judith Freeman
ISBN: 0-385-72069-6 / 978-0-385-72069-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Red Water: A Novel
Author(s): Judith Freeman
Publisher: Anchor
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