Marked for sacrifice by her own father…
A young woman must rely on only her wits and troubled memories of her mother’s faith to survive. She flees to the hills, knowing her father and his stone blade may appear at any time to claim her—while the unburied dead of her people also hunt her in the low ravines.
The centuries to come will not remember her name. But generations of young women will climb the hills to remember Jepthah’s daughter.
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What the reviewers say
“Litore’s prose is lean and hungry; his characters are faceted all-round like various colored stones; his scenes pulse with blood and life, ring with metal or reek of sweat and undeath.”
“Like Cormac McCarthy’s novels, I Will Hold My Death Close does not pull its punches. A beautiful, brilliant tale, it offers a pretty bleak picture of the human condition and the human struggle against the terrors of this world.”
“Stant Litore has a way of turning the story you know into something beautifully different. Something powerful.”