Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish is a ‘mesmerising tale’ about an ageless female character that ‘shifts shape and form’. She is able to move between time and space.
The novel is told in the diverse voice of a narrator who is fish, snake, girl and woman. All of these ‘voices’ must survive in 19th Century China and a futuristic Pacific north west.
The novel also intertwines with the story of Nu Wa and Miranda – who’s living in the walled city of Serendipity.
Readers say the ‘impressive’ novel is rich in its cultural, social and political commentary.
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