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The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
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The Salt Eaters

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Narrator Mia Ellis
Length 11 hours 25 minutes
Language English
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A community of Black faith healers witness an event that will change their lives forever in this "hard-nosed, wise, funny" novel (Los Angeles Times).

Set in a fictional city in the American South, the novel also "inhabits the nonlinear, sacred space and sacred time of traditional African religion” (The New York Times Book Review).

Though they all united in their search for the healing properties of salt, 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.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995) is the award-winning author of the short story collections Gorilla My Love and Seabirds Are Still Alive, and the novel The Salt Eaters, which won the American Book Award. Her works also include Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions and Those Bones Are Not My Child, both published posthumously.

Mia Ellis is a member of the Resident Acting Company at Trinity Repertory Company. Based in Providence and New York, she is also a teaching artist and writer. Some of her film and television credits include Elementary, Person of Interest, What Would You Do?, and Louder Than Words. Mia is a graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Acting Program.

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