This Other Salt

This Other Salt

by Aamer Hussein

Published by: Saqi Books

204 pages, 5.20 x 8.20 x 0.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780863565328
  • Published: March 2005


  • Hardcover
  • 9780863563799
  • Published: February 2001


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Betrayal, bereavement, exile, belonging – these are the themes that resonate throughout This Other Salt. A writer, torn between two loves, looks for his lost words in the gaps between memory, mourning and desire in the title story; in ‘The Lost Cantos of the Silken Tiger’ a poet revenges herself on her faithless lover by turning their romance into a legend of biblical proportions; and a teenage boy’s life uncannily begins to resemble the role he plays in a school operetta in ‘The Blue Direction’. Combining satire, legend, poetry, history and memoir, the linked stories of This Other Salt reveal an author of uncommon talent at the height of his craft.