Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pg. 69: Ilie Ruby's "The Salt God's Daughter"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Salt God's Daughter by Ilie Ruby.

About the book, from the publisher:
Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her sister, Dolly as they carve out a life in a place filled with natural beauty, meteorological myths, and exotic folklore. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moons, their heritage is a mystery and their mother often absent, forcing the two girls to confront the social and sexual mores of the time on their own, caught in the riptide of a culture that alternately glorifies and demonizes female sexuality. Ruthie's daughter, Naida, is born into this conflicting landscape with a secret she tries to keep hidden, bullied and harassed by her peers as she seeks out the father she never knew. Woven with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, this examines how far we’ll go to find our place in a world that is often hostile to those who are different.
Learn more about the book and author at Ilie Ruby's website, blog, and Facebook page.

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--Marshal Zeringue