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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... what live here, we sometimes chatter out whole bunches of tattle. Perhaps we should lock just a little behind our lips, then we'd get more back. I've got to be watchful with Barney. Three boys on the island were took in the last ...
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.
While Da is out fishing, inside this home I have to somehow keep, somehow live, no one else breathes this air, no one else eats or sleeps. No one stares from the window, washes or cleans, makes messes or broiders, loses or finds things, ...
'You know something, but you dun want to tell me it, because we need less to live on, now him is gone.' Him folds hims arms and says, 'It's best to carry on as usual.' Him goes to the kitchen, picks up a bowl, ladles in the chicken stew ...
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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