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Publisher's Summary

One of Vanity Fair's 21 Best Books of 2020 (So Far)

A Vulture, LitHub, and PureWow Most Anticipated Book of 2020

"As precise as any scientific observation and far more tantalizing." (Vogue)

"A sophisticated, surprising take on the campus novel (with a welcome dose of witchery). Knight's writing feels a little wild and charged, as if you're constantly on the edge of discovering something new with her." (Goop)

"Hex is some dark and joyous witchery." (Lauren Groff, author of Florida)

"A beautiful, spooky spell." (Jenny Slate, actress and author of Little Weirds

A breathtaking and hypnotic novel about poison, antidotes, and obsessive love

Nell Barber, an expelled PhD candidate in biological science, is exploring the fine line between poison and antidote, working alone to set a speed record for the detoxification of poisonous plants. Her mentor, Dr. Joan Kallas, is the hero of Nell's heart. Nell frequently finds herself standing in the doorway to Joan's office despite herself, mesmerized by Joan's elegance, success, and spiritual force. 

Surrounded by Nell's ex, her best friend, her best friend's boyfriend, and Joan's buffoonish husband, the two scientists are tangled together at the center of a web of illicit relationships, grudges, and obsessions. All six are burdened by desire and ambition, and as they collide on the university campus, their attractions set in motion a domino effect of affairs and heartbreak. 

Meanwhile, Nell slowly fills her empty apartment with poisonous plants to study, and she begins to keep a series of notebooks, all dedicated to Joan. She logs her research and how she spends her days, but the notebooks ultimately become a painstaking map of love. In a dazzling and unforgettable voice, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight has written a spellbinding novel of emotional and intellectual intensity.

©2020 Rebecca Dinerstein Knight (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"[An] arresting novel of obsession.... Nell’s intensity and the hypnotic, second-person prose convincingly render the protagonist’s bewitched, self-destructive state. Readers who liked I Love Dick and want something more lurid will appreciate this." (Publishers Weekly)

"Knight writes in a distinctive, addictive, and poetic style in which every sentence provokes and nothing is predictable." (Booklist)

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