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.
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Hims bunny doll lies on the floor next to the cupboard door. I scoop it up, open the door a crack; hims brown eyes are all teary behind the baskets of linens. Him reaches out hims hands. 'Here's your moppet. Just stay put.
'Well, I dun know how them can change fashion faster than I can make them. Why them can't just stick with thems likes from last month for a few weeks more.' A thud from Barney, in the cupboard. I stamp on the floor. Them dun notice.
I stare at the floor, twirl a strand of my dark hair around my finger and pull, hard. 'Twenty, then. You wouldn't want to be seen as a charity case, I'm sure.' 'Dun care about being seen as a charity case, we've got to eat.
In Da's room, I rummage through the wardrobe where Mam's clothes still hang, but there's no Barney. Back in the main room I check the cupboard again and under the table. I open the trapdoor in the floor and climb down the ladder into ...
Itry to stand but the floor shifts around and my legs trip me back on the bed. I try again. And again till I'm all stood up. It takes a while, but I get over to the bedroom door. I go through to the main room with the cupboard with ...
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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
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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