By Maria McCann
Within the 17th century, the English Revolution is less than manner. The kingdom, seething with non secular and political discontent, has erupted into violence and terror. Jacob Cullen and his fellow infantrymen dream of rebuilding their lives whilst the combating is over. however the shattering occasions of warfare will overtake them.
A darkly erotic story of ardour and obsession, As Meat Loves Salt is a gripping portrait of britain beset by way of conflict. it's also a relocating portrait of a guy near to insanity. Hailed as a masterpiece, it is a first novel through a most unusual new voice in fiction.
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He turned and gave Shandy an unreassuring smile and stood aside. "Go ahead," he said. " Shandy edged past the giant, skipped quickly over the circle and walked on. " Then, chuckling again, he receded out of Shandy's hearing. htm (42 of 185) [2/14/2004 1:05:00 AM] ON STRANGER TIDES - Tim Powers glanced uneasily up at the stars, and picked his way silently to his lean-to, glad that he'd set it up under a particularly thick ceiling of greenery. Chapter Six Davies might not have slept—when dawn was still just a dim blue glow behind the palms on Hog Island he flung someone's old cape over the dusty white coals of one of last night's fires, and as the garment ballooned up, began smoldering and then erupted in flame, he strode around shouting, pulling the hair and beards of sleepers and kicking support poles out from under makeshift tents.
Thatch never takes time to do the little things right anymore. Duplessis was a bocor, and he bought a lot of loas, and that creates a debt even death can't free you from. " Shandy had stared. " Resuming his normal tone, he went on, "At least Thatch didn't bury him with his boots on. " When Shandy got back to the fires, most of the pirates had either wandered off to the huts or had settled down with bottles for serious, laconic, all-night drinking; Shandy decided that he had drunk enough to be able to sleep, and he started for the planks-and-sailcloth lean-to he'd built for himself up under the trees.
Thatch does love comin' across a speculator. That sort is always just about to get rich, you know, but somehow if you come back in a year they're still just about to. " "Must be a hard sort of debt to enforce, though," Shandy mused. Skank gave him a pitying smile, pushed away from the swivel gun post and ambled back aft. Shandy stayed on the forecastle, and a smile slowly deepened the lines in his dark face, and his eyes narrowed in anticipation of the day when he'd be able to use this new bit of information against his uncle.