Love Like Salt (Hardback)

Helen Stevenson

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'Did Clara taste salty when I kissed her? She did. She tasted of mermaids, of the sea.' Love Like Salt is a deeply affecting memoir, beautifully and intelligently written. It is about mothers and daughters, music and illness, genes and inheritance, writing and story-telling. It is about creating joy from the hand you've been dealt and following its lead - in this case to rural France, where the author and her family lived for seven years. And back again. 'I had always written, and until the birth of Clara I wrote for a living. Once I knew the Cystic Fibrosis gene had unfolded itself in our daughter's body, like a paper flower meeting water, I felt that to write, even if I had had time, or been able, would have been to squander a kind of power which was needed for tending and nurturing. Every moment became a moment in which I protected my baby. Some of it I did in secret, like a madwoman muttering spells. I thought of her as a candle, cupping my hand around her.


Product Details

  • Product code: ARENB
  • ISBN: 9780349007793
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 22.4cm x 14.7cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: Thu Mar 03 00:00:00 GMT 2016
  • Book points: 11

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