We Were the Salt of the Sea (Paperback)
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We Were the Salt of the Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 30/03/2018
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Truth lingers in murky waters...

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman's nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man's heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he's thrown into the deep end of the investigation.

Both a dark and consuming crime thriller and a lyrical, poetic ode to the sea, We Were the Salt of the Sea is a stunning, page-turning novel, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

`Colourful, authentic characters with the kind of flavour that can only be inspired by real locals. So good it'll make you want to pack your bags and drive straight to the seaside' Journal de Montreal

`Lyrical and elegiac, full of quirks and twists' William Ryan

`Wonderfully atmospheric ... I genuinely couldn't put this book down' Gill Paul

`Asks questions right from page one' Quentin Bates

`An isolated Canadian fishing community, a missing mother, and some lovely prose. Very impressed by this debut so far' Eva Dolan

'A tour de force of both writing and translation' Su Bristow

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781912374038
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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TripFiction

“A novel about the sea and those who sail in her....”

Catherine was born on a sailboat in the village of Mont-Louis on the St Lawrence River. Her mother, who had been away sailing the world solo for months, had gone into labour 10 days early – before she could reach her... More

Paperback edition
2nd April 2018
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TheBookTrail

“A haunting ode to the sea and landscape of Gaspe Peninsula Quebec”

This is a magical and ethereal, haunting novel which beautifully captures the essence and landscape of the Gaspé Peninsula The setting is the story and the story is the setting.

Written by an author who knows the... More

Paperback edition
14th February 2018
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“Superb and a wonderfully crafted novel.”

Congratulations Karen Sullivan and Orenda Books, yet again you keep delivering some of the best books of the year and here with We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard is another example. To start with, the... More

Paperback edition
27th March 2018
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