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Lost salt gift of blood collected stories by Alistair MacLeod

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Published by J. Cape in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementAlistair MacLeod.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS8575.L458 L6 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 257 p.
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19589835M
ISBN 100224032194

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The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple a family is drawn together by shared and separate losses, a childs reality conflicts with his parents memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father/5(58). The Lost Salt Gift of Blood: New and Selected Stories Paperback – May 1, by Alistair MacLeod (Author)5/5(3). Full Title: The Lost Salt Gift of Blood When Written: between and Where Written: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia When Published: Literary Period: Canadian regionalism, Canadian nationalism Genre: realism, regionalism, short fiction Setting: a . The Lost Salt Gift Of Blood () About book: I found this in the way that lots of us semi-literate plodders find books, from an obituary. Before his death in April, , I had not previously been aware of MacLeod or his work.

Geographical and personal distance are key to Alistair MacLeod’s “The Lost Salt Gift of Blood,”  in which the narrator journeys 2, miles to Newfoundland to see his son John. The narrator fathered John while visiting the village as a graduate student, but hasn’t seen him since. Description of the book "The Lost Salt Gift of Blood": The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple В– a family is drawn together by shared and separate losses, a childВ’s reality conflicts with his parentsВ’ memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father. As the narrator returns home, he compares his current situation to that of the man sitting next to him on the plane; thus he discovers the type of life he could have had with his son if they had stayed together. “The man beside me has been away a week and is returning to his wife. The The Lost Salt Gift of Blood quotes below are all either spoken by John or refer to John. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).

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