Salt Letters A Novel by Christine BalintSalt Letters A Novel by Christine Balint

Salt Letters A Novel

byChristine Balint

Paperback | July 31, 2001

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It is 1854, and with the certainty of land behind her, Sarah flees her home for the uncertainties of life in the new colony. In steerage, she joins the other unmarried women, where the horrors of their close confinement bring an unraveling of secrets no one can control. Sarah endures, longing for her mother's forgiveness and the sweetness of her cousin Richard's breath. As she draws closer to her new land, she becomes increasingly haunted by her own tale and the letter home she cannot write. Moving between the voyage in which pigs run through flooded living quarters to the hallucinatory visions induced by heat and doldrums, Christine Balint's astonishing debut novel brings us close to a time when the world was still a place to be discovered. Shortlisted for the Vogel Literary Award. "Dazzling.... A meticulous history and a beautifully crafted fiction.... Compelling reading."—Brisbane Courier Mail
Christine Balint is the author of the highly praised The Salt Letters. She was born in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne.
Title:Salt Letters A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.98 × 5.38 × 0.48 inPublished:July 31, 2001Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393321606

ISBN - 13:9780393321609

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