By Maria McCann
Within the 17th century, the English Revolution is less than method. The country, seething with non secular and political discontent, has erupted into violence and terror. Jacob Cullen and his fellow infantrymen dream of rebuilding their lives while the combating is over. however the shattering occasions of conflict will overtake them.
A darkly erotic story of ardour and obsession, As Meat Loves Salt is a gripping portrait of britain beset via battle. it's also a relocating portrait of a guy close to insanity. Hailed as a masterpiece, it is a first novel through a most unique new voice in fiction.
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He lifted the flap of the tent and smiled again at me, teeth and eyes gleaming. Some deep-set instinct made me hesitate. I stooped to peer inside the dim, empty interior, then, still bending over, glanced about to see if anyone else might be near. The area was greatly deserted at this mid-afternoon hour; the few folk I saw seemed busy about their tasks. “Come, come. ” he said with a laugh and gave my bum a shove that toppled me to elbows and knees inside. That shattered the haze of my daydream.
If I keep our records and sums straight, he’ll bring me a book from London once a year, one with pretty poems, maybe even sonnets. He’s soon going to have a pack train of his own. ” “I truly covet books, and my father says he can borrow me some from Edward Arden, the head of my mother’s family. But my father won’t like your da’s rival pack train,” Will said as we tarried. We were skipping stones in the Avon, upstream from the bridge a bit where the fierce eddy always snagged things and swept them round and round.
But you can’t ride,” Will protested. ” I demanded, hands on my skinny hips. “Oh, I’d like to be, but never will. I’m going to tell Mrs. Whateley I need to walk to Temple Grafton to get something I forgot. I’ll dress like a lad, take one of the mounts and ride to see the tumbler and that’s that. ” I could tell Will was in a wretched mood. He’d hardly been able to enjoy anything since catastrophe had befallen the Ardens the day the queen arrived at Kenilworth. ” But today, mayhap my crisis distracted Will.
As Meat Loves Salt (Harvest Original) by Maria McCann