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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Him grips on my neck hard, buries hims face in my hair and I carry him across the room. Him is so warm and I want to hang on to him, but I put him down by the cupboard door, and hims face trying to look all angered makes me want to ...
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.
Nowt to do with me, so you got to work hard, do a lot of broideries to keep him fed.' Always has been my arms Barney wanted. I've always wanted him in my arms. In our bedroom, I stuff the pillow from Barney's bed in my arms and squeeze, ...
Been looking after him so hard since Mam died, I feel like hims Mam myself. I draw my arms around my chest, only there's a hollow where him should be. Tears fall into it; him is not there to cradle. I want to be strong for him, ...
Them dun take my brother, though that's what everyone'll say, but I know, because I looked. On the floor by the cupboard, there's a white shell what looks like something I should remember, so I pick it up. I grip hard on the shell.
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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
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