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Video of the Week: The Hangman in the Mirror book trailer

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Check out the trailer for Kate Cayley's new young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirror (Annick Press).

In 1751 Montreal, Francoise Laurent is sentenced to death by hanging for stealing her lady's gloves (seriously harsh, eh?). Her only option to commute the sentence is to convince a fellow prisoner to become the hangman and marry her.

Fun CanLit fact: The Hangman in the Mirror is based on the same bizarre 18th century law that inspired Margaret Atwood's poem "Marrying the Hangman".