Seven Locks by Christine Wade
A Novel

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The Hudson River Valley, 1769: A man mysteriously disappears without a trace, abandoning his wife and children on their farm at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. At first many believe that his wife, who has the reputation of being a scold, has driven her husband away, but as the strange circumstances of his disappearance circulate, a darker story unfolds. And as the lines between myth and reality fade in the wilderness, and an American nation struggles to emerge, the lost man’s wife embarks on a desperate journey to find the means to ensure her family’s survival . . .

About Christine Wade

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Christine Wade is a researcher with a focus on women’s health care choices and global health traditions. She has worked in Shanghai, Kunming, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, as well as Verona, Bologna, and Rome. She lives by the Hudson River in New York City and in the Catskill Mountains. Seven Locks won a James Jones Fellowship Prize for an unpublished novel in 2009.
Published January 1, 2013 by Atria Books. 356 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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After fathering two children, a son (also unnamed) and a daughter, Judith (a secondary narrator), the husband grows increasingly recalcitrant and balks at doing any work.

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Relying heavily on inner dialogue and period details, Wade’s debut novel examines the many sides of freedom from the perspective of an abandoned wife on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

Oct 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Seven Locks: A Novel

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HISTORICAL FICTION British historian/broadcaster Rubenhold has already written two nonfiction titles, The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce and Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, which feed nicely into this first historical novel‚ also first in a trilogy.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Seven Locks: A Novel

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