The Salt God’s Daughter

Ilie Ruby

Stunning, vividly drawn, and woven with mysticism and folklore, The Salt God’s Daughter is an unforgettable tale of female rites of passage, family secrets and the enduring bonds between mothers and daughters. Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, this modern-day fairy tale follows two sisters as they carve out a life in a world filled with meteorological discoveries and homespun folklore, where everyday survival reveals startling discoveries about the nature of love. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moon, the girls’ heritage is a mystery and in her absence, they are forced to confront the social mores of the time as they search for a place to call home. Written in a language that is altogether real and imagined, The Salt God’s Daughter is a raw, evolutionary tale about the ties that bind, and how far we’ll go to save the ones we love.

status Copy #1 (6276): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Magical Realism
publisher Soft Skull Press
publish date Sept 4, 2012
popularity checked out 7 time(s)

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