Synopses & Reviews
In the seventeenth century, the English Revolution is under way. The nation, seething with religious and political discontent, has erupted into violence and terror. Jacob Cullen and his fellow soldiers dream of rebuilding their lives when the fighting is over. But the shattering events of war will overtake them.
A darkly erotic tale of passion and obsession, As Meat Loves Salt is a gripping portrait of England beset by war. It is also a moving portrait of a man on the brink of madness. Hailed as a masterpiece, this is a first novel by a most original new voice in fiction.
A Harvest Original
Jacob is an educated manservant in a loyalist household. He is fearful of being identified as the murderer of a local boy, and is forced to flee on the day of his wedding feast, dragging his new wife with him. He proceeds to wreak havoc on the lives of others, but mostly on his own fortunes.
An epic tale of obsession and murder, set during the English Civil War, from a promising young English writer. "An intriguing and disturbing first novel which lingers in the mind...Tense with anguish, intimacy and shame, it imaginatively re-creates the mentality of a society racked with war and intoxicated by radical new ideas of freedom and change" "TLS".