Set in a town somewhere in the South, here is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt who witness an event that will change their lives forever. Some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring. From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Reissue edition (June 30, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780679740766
- ISBN-13: 9780679740766
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces