Salt Slow

Salt Slow

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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 seaside 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.

Winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2018, Armfield is a writer of sharp, lyrical prose and tilting dark humour - Salt Slow marks the arrival of an ambitious and singular new voice.
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Product details

  • 132 x 122 x 14mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1529031265
  • 9781529031263
  • 2,180,791

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'The stories in this collection look at women's bodies and their experiences in society with an eerie, otherworldly lense.' -- Elle 'salt slow is exemplary. A distinct new gothic, melancholy, powerful and poised.' -- China Mieville 'Armfield is an enormous, gut-wrenching talent.' -- Daisy Johnson
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About Julia Armfield

Julia Armfield lives and works in London. She is a fiction writer and occasional playwright with a Masters in Victorian Art and Literature from Royal Holloway University. Her work has been published in Lighthouse, Analog Magazine, Neon Magazine and The Stockholm Review. She was commended in the Moth Short Story Prize 2017, longlisted for the Deborah Rogers Prize 2018 and is the winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2018. Born in Yorkshire, England, Kristin Atherton is an award-winning audiobook narrator and LAMDA-trained stage and screen actress with over 16 years of experience. Kristin's acting credits include K-Shop (2016), National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem (2015), Waterloo Road (2006) and video game Elite Dangerous. She has narrated more than 20 audiobooks in many genres, including Dreda Say Mitchell's Spare Room, Faking Friends by Jane Fallon and The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes.
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4.03 out of 5 stars
- 5,883 ratings
5 34% (1,994)
4 41% (2,400)
3 20% (1,191)
2 4% (241)
1 1% (57)
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