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 puts hims hands on the table, leans round and looks up at me. Hims brown eyes have my reflection inside. I smile at him, stroke the curls on the back of hims head where them need a wash. I say, 'Sorry Barney.
I step back and sweep my hand towards the tabletop by the window. I wish the sun would shine in and make the broideries look alive. Today them look dull and faded. Them lean over the broideries, long pale fingers fondle them.
Him drops the crate. We both jump back. Him turns and glares at me. I yell at him, 'My brother, give me him back! Him is only little – what use is him for you? Him is mine, the only one I've got!' Him leans forwards. 'We don't have him.
A tall man leans over me. Him has brown eyes, not like the others. Him looms against the grey sky, like a giant gravedigger. I grasp a stone lying in the wet sand and raise my fist, to hurl it at him. Him grips my wrist.
... while I sit opposite him and watch him eat it without filling the empty bowl I've put in front of me. Him gets up from the table, hims hands thump down. I look up at him, say it louder, 'Tell me tell me tell me.' Him leans over me, ...
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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