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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I stand at the window watching. Nine boats long and thin, like the men. Two in each one, rowing with long oars. I sort the piles of broiderie, put the ones them will like best on top. Da's left the fish out in the cold room, ...
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 ...
Emptied their plates back into the pot, warmed it, sat and tapped on the table and dished it back onto their plates when I finally heard their footsteps coming along the hallway. Mum stands up. She says, 'You like me again,' as. Morgan.
Mum stands up. 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 .
I cover the whole table in rice, a glutinous thick layer and I stand in the corner of the kitchen and watch the steam coming off it. When the steam has gone, I get a wooden spoon and a mixing bowl and stand on a chair.
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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