Blue Hawk

Chloe Turner

Deixis Press



ISBN: 9781917090056


Publication date: 31 July 2024


17th century Gloucestershire. Joan, the daughter of a millworker with drink-fuelled pipe dreams, is thrust into her family’s battle against poverty. With her father’s legacy tarnished, Joan steps into his place, mastering the art of cloth-dying to save her family from destitution and restore their lost honor.

But Joan’s exceptional skill challenges her community’s rigid conventions–and stirs whispers of witchcraft. Her lonely endeavours are further shadowed by marital strife and a complex rivalry with her sister, Alice, fueled by jealousy and long-standing grievances.

Blue Hawk explores the power of passion, the price of ambition, and the beauty of courage.

Chloe Turner’s short stories have been widely published, including in Best British Short Stories 2018. Her debut collection, Witches Sail in Eggshells, won the 2020 Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection.