Snake Ropes: A Novel
Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on a desperate mission in which secrets will be revealed and lives changed forever.
Results 1-5 of 19
Da's left the fish out in the cold room, ready for the tall men. Barney grumbles loud in the cupboard so I call out, 'Now dun fret, you'll not be shut in the dark for long, it's just till them've gone.' The tall men dun move to speak to ...
She taught me some before she died but I got better quick; Da said we'd be eating grass and drinking air if we were to live off just hims fishing. Him says now I'm sixteen, I'm old enough to trade with the tall men alone.
But what that could be I have no idea; everyone knows boys are only of use if them take to farming or fishing. One has a pair of glasses balanced on the end of hims nose and I wonder if him wears them out at sea.
'Do you want to do the fish? It's out in the cold room.' We go around the side of the cottage, and the cold room door sticks – the wooden door is guarding the fish. I can feel the tall men's eyes on me. My hair, my waist, my backside as ...
Them move further away, so them can see the whole lot of fish all together. Them hiss prices back and forth and glance up at me every so often. Taking thems time, as always. Just want to get a good long stare at a single young woman.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bongobash - LibraryThing
It took me longer than it would take me to read another book because of the slow start. I thought it could of been a very good story except questions weren't answered. I wanted to know more about the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - passion4reading - LibraryThing
Mary shares a cottage with her fisherman father and little brother Barney on a small island just off the edge of the map after the death of her mother. Traders from the mainland visit the island ... Read full review