Salt Lick (Paperback)Lulu Allison (author)
Bold, undaunted and richly imagined, Allison’s dystopian vision of an England filled with deserted countryside and people both seeking the truth and fleeing from it resounds with scenes and sentiments all too recognisable to us today.
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022
Britain is awash, the sea creeps into the land, brambles and forest swamp derelict towns. Food production has moved overseas and people are forced to move to the cities for work. The countryside is empty. A chorus, the herd voice of feral cows, wander this newly wild land watching over changing times, speaking with love and exasperation.
Jesse and his puppy Mister Maliks roam the woods until his family are forced to leave for London. Lee runs from the terrible restrictions of the White Town where he grew up. Isolde leaves London on foot, walking the abandoned A12 in search of the truth about her mother.
Number of pages: 385
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A compelling fable of decline, a lament for a way of life, and a warning about what society is already becoming. It is a capsule of England and its dystopian present... as sad and angry as it is memorable' - Ronan Hession
'Salt Lick is that rare beast - imaginative, risky storytelling where every sentence is a gift' - Heidi James
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