What happens when a viral epidemic strikes a seaport in Massachusetts.....1796? the social, political, and economic aspects...
some characters are "Dickensian", in that they are caricatures...but the story doesn't suffer for their existence (perish the phony "French" though)
Very atmospheric....i could almost smell the salt-tinged sea air.....and the smudge pots from the Pest House
Sometimes too much "nobility" in these savages (I mean, the constables rip off the apothecaries, and then try to sell the much needed drugs back, to the doctors...through a Third party...Sounds downright Contemporary to me)
In no way an Earth Shaker..this is a good story, well told. The Authors' Note at the end gives the book's provenance...and that's a good story as well
*****this review could change/improve*****
**this was a Net Galley**