Black Body is a sweeping tale of good and evil, and the captivating woman intimately acquainted with both. Set in England and Wales, the story is told in the form of testimony given by an imprisoned witch who must reveal all the secrets of her race or be burned and become a “Black Body.” Both literary fiction and convincing fantasy, Black Body is as compelling as magic, as touching as a daughter’s love.
Here are excerpts from reviews:
Edward Stewart (author of Privileged Lives, & Ariana): “Black Body is hypnotic, eerie, erotic. An exploration into the very bedrock of sense and sexual instinct, of human good and evil, it compels the reader’s admiration and fascination. H. C. Turk possesses the touch of a poet and the skill of a shaman. He has Barbara Tuchman’s ability to bring the historical past leaping to life, and H. G. Wells’ to articulate the mysterious realms of possibility that exist enfolded in the familiar. He has taken a theme that in its beauty will recall Hans Andersen’s Little Mermaid and in its terror Carl Dreyer’s Day Of Wrath and has ingeniously, masterfully rooted it in the smell and buzz of the world we know. The book is not only a virtuoso, utterly satisfying achievement, but a blood-thumping good story.”
The Orlando Sentinel: “A wonderfully intricate and fascinating tale of sorcery…beautiful, probing, and deliciously descriptive.”
The Atlanta Journal & Constitution: “A literate book with humor and charm. The reader falls under the spell of the narrative. Mr. Turk’s language and tone make Black Body a highly original tale.”
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