The Salt Eatersby Toni Cade Bambara
Set in Claybourne, a small town somewhere in the South, THE SALT EATERS is the story of a community of black faith healers who, searching for the healing properties of salt, witness an event that will change their lives forever.
“With the force and freedom of a great traditional storyteller . . . Toni Cade Bambara takes a lot of chances. Her novel is set in the black section of a large Southern city . . . but her characters also inhabits the nonlinear, sacred space and sacred time of traditional African religion.” —John Edgar Wideman, The New York Times Book Review
“A book full of marvels.” —The New Yorker
“A hard-noised, wise, funny . . . always right-on novel.” —Los Angeles Times
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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- 1st Vintage Books ed
Meet the Author
Toni Cade Bambara is the author of two short story collections, Gorilla My Love and Seabirds Are Still Alive, and a novel, The Salt Eaters. She has also edited The Black Woman and Tales and Short Stories for Black Folks. Her works have appeared in various periodicals and have been translated into several languages. She died in 1995.
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One can see why this is a classic.