Salt Houses

Salt Houses

Paperback (15 Mar 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'A piercingly elegant novel . . . with the power to both break and mend your heart.' Ru Freeman, author of On Sal Mal Lane

'Epic in scope and uniquely relevant in its concern for displacement. Particularly well-suited for our times, then.' Red

Where do you go when you can't go home?

On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs.

Although she keeps her predictions to herself that day, they soon come to pass in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Caught up in the resistance, Alia's brother disappears, while Alia and her husband move from Nablus to Kuwait City. Reluctantly they build a life, torn between needing to remember and learning to forget.

When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, Alia and her family yet again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it. Scattering to Beirut, Paris and Boston, Alia's children begin families of their own, once more navigating the burdens and blessings of beginning again.

About the Publisher

Windmill Books

Windmill Books

Cornerstone’s Windmill imprint launched in 2009, publishing literary fiction and non-fiction in paperback. The list is comprised of prize winners, exceptional new voices and expert non-fiction writers publishing across a broad range of genres. In fiction we publish books by Aimee Bender, Douglas Coupland, James Ellroy, Jenni Fagan (Granta Best Young British Novelist 2013), Paul Harding (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Tinkers), Nick Harkaway, Jonathan Lee, Tim Pears, Anna Quindlen, and David Vann. Our non-fiction authors include Liaquat Ahamed (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Lords of Finance), Dan Cruickshank, Duncan Hamilton (two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year), Simon Heffer, Kevin Jackson, Marc Morris, Azar Nafisi and Matthew Parker.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099510932
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Windmill Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 228g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 20mm