Salt Slow by Julia Armfield (Paperback)

ISBN: 9781529012590

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Staff Pick: “A stunning collection of short fiction, filled with stories of obsessed characters, isolated adults, humans changing form – a delightful mix of gothic and the everyday with a pinch of dark humour. I still think about it three years on. It’s surprising and sometimes shocking, though not a shade of doubt in its realness crosses your mind when reading it.” Marta.

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Staff Pick: “A stunning collection of short fiction, filled with stories of obsessed characters, isolated adults, humans changing form – a delightful mix of gothic and the everyday with a pinch of dark humour. I still think about it three years on. It’s surprising and sometimes shocking, though not a shade of doubt in its realness crosses your mind when reading it.” Marta.

In her brilliantly inventive and haunting debut collection of stories, Julia Armfield explores bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of her characters through their experiences of isolation, obsession, love and revenge. Teenagers develop ungodly appetites, a city becomes insomniac overnight, and bodies are diligently picked apart to make up better ones. The mundane worlds of schools and sleepy sea-side towns are invaded and transformed, creating a landscape which is constantly shifting to hold on to its inhabitants.

Blurring the mythic and the gothic with the everyday, Salt Slow considers characters in motion – turning away, turning back or simply turning into something new entirely.

ISBN 9781529012590

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