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ISBN13: 9780684844824
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Salt Dancers is at once a brilliant portrait of an

American family, a story of the secrets families

guard, and a moving account of one woman's

journey back to a past filled with elusive memories

and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother

disappear one day without so much as a word? How did

a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing

as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive

presence? These are the questions which Julia

must confront when she returns to Spokane,

Washington, after an absence of twenty-three years.

Salt Dancers, a superbly written novel, is a poignant

and truthful chronicle of self-discovery and the

power of resurrection.

Synopsis:

From the highly acclaimed author of Stones from the River comes a breakthrough novel--a tale of one woman's journey back to her childhood through the layers of memory, fear, longing, and love. "Hegi has a real genius for the material of personal existence, for the world seen up close".--Mary Mackey, San Francisco Chronicle Review.

Synopsis:

Salt Dancers is at once a brilliant portrait of an American family, a story of the secrets families guard, and a moving account of one woman's journey back to a past filled with elusive memories and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother disappear one day without so much as a word? How did a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive presence? These are the questions which Julia must confront when she returns to Spokane, Washington, after an absence of twenty-three years.

Salt Dancers, a superbly written novel, is a poignant and truthful chronicle of self-discovery and the power of resurrection.

About the Author

Ursula Hegi is the author of The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, November 14, 2007 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Single, pregnant Julia returns to Spokane, Washington to try and come to terms with her past-- an abusive father and a mother who abruptly left and never returned. Hegi deftly weaves the past and present, shaping what could be a grim book into a sparkling gem. Salt Dancers is a beautiful, thoughtful story.

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Linsmutt12, November 28, 2006 (view all comments by Linsmutt12)
This book is great! The book is described as if you were right there. I felt as if I was watching the whole thing happen right before my very eyes. I encourage others to read this book, especially if you want to see life from another person's view and understanding.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684844824
Author:
Hegi, Ursula
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adult child abuse victims
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Spokane
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
95134
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 7.07 oz

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Product details 240 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684844824 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the highly acclaimed author of Stones from the River comes a breakthrough novel--a tale of one woman's journey back to her childhood through the layers of memory, fear, longing, and love. "Hegi has a real genius for the material of personal existence, for the world seen up close".--Mary Mackey, San Francisco Chronicle Review.
"Synopsis" by , Salt Dancers is at once a brilliant portrait of an American family, a story of the secrets families guard, and a moving account of one woman's journey back to a past filled with elusive memories and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother disappear one day without so much as a word? How did a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive presence? These are the questions which Julia must confront when she returns to Spokane, Washington, after an absence of twenty-three years.

Salt Dancers, a superbly written novel, is a poignant and truthful chronicle of self-discovery and the power of resurrection.

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