Salt on My Skin

Fay Weldon (Foreword by) Benoite Groult (Author)
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Salt on my Skin is widely regarded as Beno te Groult's most pioneering, best-loved book.

This highly-charged novel follows the passionate relationship between mismatched lovers: a Parisian intellectual and a Breton fisherman, brought together by lust. Through love-letters and exotic encounters around the world, their life-long affair evolves--liberating them from the restrictions and disappointments dealt by real life.

Set in France in the 1960s, it explores the touching dynamics of the couple's relationship, and whether their raw desire for each other can overcome the wide social divide that separates them. The narrative examines the difficulties of writing frankly about sex and explores the protagonist's conflict between fulfilling her intellectual and sexual needs. Is she dominant, or subservient?

Product Details

Price: $16.99  $15.63
Publisher: World Editions
Published Date: February 05, 2019
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 5.5 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
ISBN: 9781642860092
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About the Author

By her own account, Benoîte Groult was a late bloomer as an author and feminist. She was in her 40s when she first began writing and in her 50s when she embraced feminism. She immediately proved to be a prolific writer and an ardent activist. She wrote Salt on my Skin when she was 65. Married four times, she died in 2016 aged 96.