NCL 157 – The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod


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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood  was not included in Series One and Series Two.


The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple – a family is drawn together by shared and separate loses, a child’s reality conflicts with his parents’ memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father.

Yet each piece of writing in this critically acclaimed collection is infused with a powerful life of its own, a precision of language and scrupulous fidelity to the reality of time and place, of sea and Maritime farm.

Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, the seven stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood map the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between man and woman, parent and child. [Alistair MacLeod]

“A collection all admirers of short fiction will want to own.” – Joyce Carol Oates


The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Six

From the Back Cover:

The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple – a family is drawn together by shared and separate loses, a child’s reality conflicts with his parents’ memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father.

Yet each piece of writing in this critically acclaimed collection is infused with a powerful life of its own, a precision of language and scrupulous fidelity to the reality of time and place, of sea and Maritime farm.

Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, the seven stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood map the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between man and woman, parent and child. [Alistair MacLeod]

“A collection all admirers of short fiction will want to own.” – JOYCE CAROL OATES


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