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Salt Slow – Julia Armfield


Yn ei chasgliad gwych o straeon dyfeisgar, mae Julia Armfield yn trafod ei chymeriadau drwy eu profiadau o unigedd, obsesiwn, cariad a dial. Gan bylu’r mythig a’r gothig gyda’r cyffredin, mae Salt Slow yn ystyried cymeriadau sy’n symud – yn troi i ffwrdd, troi’n ôl neu droi’n rhywbeth newydd yn gyfan gwbl.

In her brilliantly inventive and haunting debut collection of stories, Julia Armfield explores bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of her characters through their experiences of isolation, obsession, love and revenge.

Teenagers develop ungodly appetites, a city becomes insomniac overnight, and bodies are diligently picked apart to make up better ones. The mundane worlds of schools and sleepy sea-side towns are invaded and transformed, creating a landscape which is constantly shifting to hold on to its inhabitants. Blurring the mythic and the gothic with the everyday, Salt Slow considers characters in motion – turning away, turning back or simply turning into something new entirely.

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