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A Sweet Sting of Salt by Rose Sutherland
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Apr 09, 2024 | ISBN 9780593594599

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“Sutherland’s atmospheric, feminist retelling of the selkie wife folk tale is a mesmerizing debut.”The Washington Post

“Lush, atmospheric, and threaded with multiple kinds of magic.”Paste
“A gorgeous tale of sapphic yearning laced with a slow-building sense of Gothic dread, Sutherland’s captivating debut is an intensely beautiful experience you won’t soon forget.”—Paulette Kennedy, bestselling author of The Witch of Tin Mountain

A Sweet Sting of Salt masterfully combines rich historical detail with an atmospheric, poignant romance between two unforgettable women that will sweep readers off their feet. For fans of feminist retellings and queer fairy tales, Sutherland’s debut is a must-read.”—Allison Epstein, author of Let the Dead Bury the Dead

“Sutherland’s thoughtful prose mirrors the environment, dotted with echoes of Brontëan romantic longing—but with heroines who have the inner strength to determine their own happy endings.”—Maureen Marshall, author of The Paris Affair

“A masterful work, A Sweet Sting of Salt will linger in my imagination as vividly as any bit of ancient folklore, long after the last page.”—Laura R. Samotin, author of The Sins on Their Bones

“Sutherland plunges us into the forbidden desires of nineteenth-century hearts, then rescues us with the deepest kinds of uniting love. Her vibrant depiction of the Nova Scotian shore fills our lungs with salted air and imbues us with a yearning for the sea.”—Gwen Tuinman, author of Unrest

“A stunning work filled with beautifully rendered lore, evocative prose, and heroines whose indelible internal strength and magic make you root for them at every turn.”—Felicia Grossman, author of Marry Me by Midnight

“Filled with fierce, unforgettable characters and sweeping landscapes, A Sweet Sting of Salt is a stunning debut from start to finish. Sutherland is most definitely a writer to watch.”—Molly Greeley, author of Marvelous

“Fierce and subversive, A Sweet Sting of Salt transforms the old tale of ‘The Selkie Wife’ into an empowering story about two women full of longing—not only for the sea but also for each other.”—Mary McMyne, author of The Book of Gothel

“Sutherland’s debut is a moody, tense, queer love story, loosely based on the Scottish folktale ‘The Selkie Wife.’”Booklist, starred review
“Wild and windswept just like its setting, A Sweet Sting of Salt is a subversive, lushly romantic historical retelling of an age-old folktale.”—Olesya Salnikova Gilmore, author of The Witch and the Tsar

“Sutherland’s winning debut, set in 1830s coastal Nova Scotia, creates a cozy queer haven [with a] thrilling climax and satisfying resolution. . . . Fans of folkloric fantasy should check this out.”Publishers Weekly

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