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Description - The Salt God's Daughter by Ilie Ruby

Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God s Daughter follows Ruthie and her older sister Dolly as they struggle for survival in a place governed by an enchanted ocean and exotic folklore. Guided by a mother ruled by magical, elaborately-told stories of the full moons, which she draws from The Old Farmer's Almanac, the two girls are often homeless, often on their own, fiercely protective of each other, and unaware of how far they have drifted from traditional society as they carve a real life from their imagined stories. Imbued with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, The Salt God's Daughter examines the tremulous bonds between sisters and the enduring power of maternal love a magical tale that presents three generations of extraordinary women who fight to transcend a world that is often hostile to those who are different."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593765262
ISBN-10: 1593765266
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Soft Skull Press
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ilie Ruby

Ilie Ruby grew up in Rochester, NY and lived in Long Beach, California, where she was a fifth grade teacher. She is the winner of the Edwin L. Moses Award for Fiction, chosen by T.C. Boyle; a Kerr Foundation Fiction Scholarship; and the Phi Kappa Phi Award for Creative Achievement in Fiction. She is also the winner of the Wesleyan Writer's Conference Davidoff Scholarship in Nonfiction and the Kemp Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship. She graduated from the Masters of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California where she held the position of fiction editor of The Southern California Anthology. A painter and a poet, Ilie Ruby is also the adoptive mother of three children from Ethiopia.

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