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As Meat Loves Salt

(2001)
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With her first book, As Meat Loves Salt, Maria McCann joins a small, esteemed company of writers--Umberto Eco and Gore Vidal among them--whose historical novels are meticulously researched, politically acute, and rattling good reads. Set in the 17th century, during the English civil war, As Meat Loves Salt follows the misadventures of Jacob, born a gentleman but raised a servant, whose overdeveloped sense of personal dignity leads him from one crisis to another. When the book opens, he is already a murderer. Within a hundred pages he becomes a rapist and a thief. All this is perfect training for a military career, and Jacob soon finds himself in Cromwell's New Model army and in thrall to a charismatic man named Ferris. "It was all pre-ordained," says Jacob later, when the men have deserted together, "there had never been a place where I could have leapt free of the net." Rich with period detail, multilayered, and erotic, this is a big, delicious novel with a hint of crunchy intellection. Expect a lost weekend. --Regina Marler



Used availability for Maria McCann's As Meat Loves Salt

Hardback Editions

January 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: As Meat Loves Salt
Author(s): Maria McCann
ISBN: 0-00-226194-4 / 978-0-00-226194-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: As Meat Loves Salt
Author(s): Maria McCann
ISBN: 0-00-742926-6 / 978-0-00-742926-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: As Meat Loves Salt (Harvest Original)
Author(s): Maria McCann
ISBN: 0-15-601226-X / 978-0-15-601226-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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February 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: As Meat Loves Salt
Author(s): Maria McCann
ISBN: 0-00-655248-X / 978-0-00-655248-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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February 2001 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: As Meat Loves Salt
Author(s): Maria McCann
ISBN: 0-00-711881-3 / 978-0-00-711881-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: As Meat Loves Salt
Author(s): Maria McCann
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU