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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Hurling down the pillow, I run to the kitchen, click the latch and get out the back door, around the side of our cottage and down to the beach where the tall men are loading crates and boxes onto thems boats.
She looks at me with narrowed eyes across the kitchen table. 'Why aren't you eating?' she asks. 'Is it an attention thing?' The twins watch her. Dad eats painfully slowly. 'I'm not hungry,' I answer. Mum says, 'Yes, it was like that ...
She says, 'You like me again,' as she walks out of the kitchen. Dad glances at me, nods just once, chewing. The twins scurry out after her. 'Mum, can we—' '—have a story tonight?' 'The one with the flying rats .
And back into the kitchen and pour and pour back to the well back to the kitchen and pour – fill four huge pans with water. Put them all on the range together. When they're boiling, I get all the small sacks of rice out of the cupboards ...
Him goes to the kitchen, picks up a bowl, ladles in the chicken stew, sits down and fills hims mouth with it so there's no room for any answers to come out. I've thought really hard about how to get an answer out of Da's head and I ...
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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