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The Salt Eaters

The Salt Eaters

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Written by Toni Cade BambaraAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Toni Cade Bambara

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 30, 1992
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74076-6 (0-679-74076-7)
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Set in Claybourne, a town somewhere in the South, The Salt Eaters 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. 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.