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Hag

(2018)
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At this, the Cailleach would release a single drop of indigo dye onto the topmost layer. See, she would tell her daughter. See? It bleeds through the topmost path and onto the next. In this way, so many things from the next world touch ours, and our world touches the layer beneath.

High above the sea, hidden in the rocky Scottish cliffs, something stirs. An ancient matriarchal power has set the wheels in motion for a long line of descendants. But to what end?

Spanning centuries of human history, these daughters of the lowland hag, the Cailleach, must navigate a world filled with superstition, hatred, violence, pestilence, and death to find their purpose. With pasts half remembered and destinies denied, the daughters of Cailleach are women with uncanny, and often feared, abilities to heal, to see the future and to cause great destruction and pain when threatened. With each passing generation, the waves crash against the shore, and the Cailleach awaits a homecoming that will bring everything full circle.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Kaufman’s Hag shifts the paradigm of masculine historical into feminist horror. The Cailleach, a powerful and ancient sea hag, sends her descendants into the world of man, where they endure war and heartbreak, insult and malice. This magical matriarchy, distinguished by the eldritch mark they bear, teach and heal and protect others as women have quietly done for untold ages. Discover centuries of Scottish history, revisit decades of the modern era, and reclaim a feminine form of storytelling passed down from mother to daughter unseen since the chronicles of the Brothers Grimm." - Karen Bovenmyer

"Gorgeously written, Hag intricately weaves a story from past to present. Readers longing to be swept away into another world will devour this book." - Megan Hart

"Kathleen Kaufman’s rich characterization deftly makes all the magic, joy, and pain of Hag heartbreakingly real for the reader. Part incisive ethnography, part descent into the horrors of the past, this book has the binge-read-inducing feel of an honest and juicy memoir. Hag not only distinguishes itself from the crowd in contemporary dark and fantasy literature, but raises the bar." - John Edward Lawson


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Used availability for Kathleen Kaufman's Hag

Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hag
Author(s): Kathleen Kaufman
ISBN: 1-68442-168-3 / 978-1-68442-168-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hag
Author(s): Kathleen Kaufman
ISBN: 1-68442-167-5 / 978-1-68442-167-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hag
Author(s): Kathleen Kaufman
Publisher: Turner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU