The Blue Salt Road (Hardback)
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The Blue Salt Road (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 15/11/2018
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An earthly nourris sits and sings
And aye she sings, "Ba lilly wean,
Little ken I my bairn's father,
Far less the land that he staps in.
(Child Ballad, no. 113)

So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.

Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there - without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed.

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473222212
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 202 x 132 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Dark, quirky, occasionally grim, often hilarious and gloriously bold' - Booktopia

'A mixing of ancient myth with cracking modern story telling, alongside wonderful prose and pace' - Falcata Times

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“Beautiful prose”

Joanne Harris is well known for her beautiful writing style and addictive story telling. She has now turned to re-writing the fairy tale and she has done it so successfully. 'the blue salt road' is... More

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“Deftly woven with sadness and longing.”

Joanne Harris has bought the Selkie of folklore to the surface with this stunning tale. She is a master at making something new from old and has triumphed once more. She has captured the soul of the stories and filled... More

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