A Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Finalist
Something terrible happened in Salem in 1692 . . . but it isn't what you think!
THE AFFLICTED GIRLS A Novel of Salem by author-researcher Suzy Witten presents a startling new theory of the Salem Village witch-hunts which is certain to put this 300 year old unsettled mystery to rest . . . by expertly guiding readers through The Historical Record to revelation. Part parable, part star-crossed romance, and part supernatural venture, this is an intuitive human history--and inhuman--spun with a modern twist. Centering her story on Salem Village and its inhabitants, exploring their dark household corners as if she is solving a crime, the author adeptly details how the disintegration occurred while spinning familiar facts in new directions, with the mysterious "afflictions" finally explained. A controversial debut by a new Historical storyteller. (For ages 17 and older)
Historical Fiction, Visionary Fiction 456 pages
About the Author
WINNER 2010 IPPY SILVER MEDAL for HISTORICAL FICTION
(Independent Publisher Book Awards, honoring the year's best books from Independent Publishers, Small Presses and University Presses)
A WALT DISNEY STUDIOS FELLOWSHIP Finalist