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The Sin Eaters

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An old women escaping a murderer. A girl, gambled away to a clockmaker. A man paid to take hte sins of the dead upon himself. All criminals. All fleeing. All together. The Sin Eaters follows this unforgettable company through th meadows, rain-soaked forests, and thriving cities of a spellbindingly reimagined Jacobean England. Their flight from the vengance of the proud, mu...more
Hardcover, 237 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Toby Press
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Interesting book. Middle aged woman hounded out of her village in 17th century England, takes to the road with a mentally ill young man - the "sin eater" of the title. It is the second book in a series and I did not read the first one, but this stands alone just fine. Well written & fascinating, great character development.
i would put this book in lit. fiction. i had a hard time following it at first, but once i caught on i was hooked. set in jacobean england, three unlikely companions bond (well two of them bond) as they are trying to escape their pasts. it reminded me of a witch hunt.
interesting. I'm weirded out by modern day authors who want to act like they're Jacobean's. I imagine they spend a lot of time at Renaissance festivals.
Mike H.
The book keep me pretty entertained, but the most memorable thing I took from this book is that dead babies turn into bat. :/

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Born and raised in Connecticut, he earned his BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley, his MA in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Virginia, and his MFA in Fiction from Louisville’s Spalding University.

Andrew lives in Berkeley with his family.

Andrew Beahrs is the author of Twain’s Feast, forthcoming from Penguin Press, and the novels Strange Saint and the The Sin Eaters, both from Toby...more
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