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 dun ask folk questions anyway, so him won't have been told. Jek's fixing hims fishing nets and asks me how come the women have took to putting buttons on the necks of the jumpers, and him shows me how easy them get caught in the ...
... clasped on the key, unlock the padlock and walk away. But my eighteenth birthday was three months and twelve days ago and I still haven't been outside. Because Mum changed her mind. So she told me she'd never made that promise.
When I told them I didn't believe them, they looked at each other's eyes in silence, the kind of looking that they can get lost in for whole days, or until they get hungry. Since then, I haven't thought of another escape plan to try.
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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
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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