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Sal (Hardback)
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Sal (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/03/2018
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This is a story of something like survival. Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran.

She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit from Amazon using stolen credit cards. She read the SAS Survival Handbook and watched loads of YouTube videos.

And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun. And how to protect her sister, Peppa. Because Peppa is ten, which is how old Sal was when Robert started on her.

Told in Sal's distinctive voice, and filled with the silent, dizzying beauty of rural Scotland, Sal is a disturbing, uplifting story of survival, of the kindness of strangers, and the irrepressible power of sisterly love; a love that can lead us to do extraordinary and unimaginable things.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786891877
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 25 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Daring and original . . . Manages to feel both contemporary and timeless, both heart-rending and uplifting . . . Sal deserves to be one of this year's hits." - Observer

"Sal is an inspiring novel that feels honest and fastidious. It introduces the theme of redemption and fresh beginnings without shying from the awful truth." - Financial Times 

"Just *wonderful. A breath of fresh air in a book. Sal is a story with incredible heart, told so beautifully and with such clarity and grace I can hardly believe it's a debut! I loved it." - Joanna Cannon

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“Wonderfully bleak and strangely charming”

Sal and her little sister Peppa are running away. They are running from a life lived with their drunken mother and her boyfriend Robert. They are running from what Robert was doing to 13-year-old Sal and they are... More

Hardback edition
7th April 2018
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“This is a story about the power of love and the effect is one of deep wonder”

Sal is the story of two sisters on the run in the wilds of Scotland after life at home reaches intolerable levels. Sal is the older of the two sisters and the narrator of this story with a very distinct voice. She’s... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
2nd January 2018
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“A heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting story of two sisters.”

Sal is the main character in this book : a story of abuse, survival and the love of two sisters.
Sal and Peppa's mum is an alcoholic with a knack of finding unsuitable boyfriends, Robert is a drunk, a drug... More

Hardback edition
21st July 2018
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