The Salt Eaters

The Salt Eaters

by Toni Cade Bambara

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Overview

Set in a town somewhere in the South, here is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt who witness an event that will change their lives forever. Some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring. From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679740766
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1992
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 83,367
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Toni Cade Bambara is the author of two short story collections, Gorilla My Love and Seabirds Are Still Alive, and a novel, The Salt Eaters. She has also edited The Black Woman and Tales and Short Stories for Black Folks. Her works have appeared in various periodicals and have been translated into several languages. She died in 1995.

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