By the Bog of Cats is a haunting and lyrical retelling of the classical Medea myth. Tinker and bog resident Hester Swane has been jilted by Carthage Kilbride, the father of her child. As a further insult, she is being forced off of her land by Carthage and his new father-in-law, Xavier Cassidy. But Hester is crafty and full of vengeance. She will not be abused so easily by the men around her. A woman connected to the bog and the ominous superstitions that surround it, Hester seizes her own fate, violently claiming the land and family she believes belong to her. Full of both classical myth and Irish lore, By the Bog of Cats weaves the complex characters into a fateful march towards irrefutable destiny.
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