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Salt on Our Skin (Le Vaisseaux du Coeur) Paperback – 29 Apr 1993

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (29 April 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140158294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140158298
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
As someone who has reviewed books professionally, I have never found a story that found its way into my skin. Each day, I live with the characters who found their way into my heart. Each day I worry I will never meet Benoite Groult, the author of this amazing tale of love across class lines. Each day I wonder how it is possible that this book was never available in America, nor was the film distributed here. One can employ a variety of critical techniques in order to find fault, but sometimes one must just go with the story. In this case, the story supercedes any attempt at criticism.
In short, a Parisian intellectual and a Breton fisherman learn that there is a kind of love that must not be questioned, and that it is not required to make sense. In their case, it was a curse as well as a blessing, in our case a fable and a cautionary tale. Buy every copy of this book you can find. It will make you remember, make you think, make you cry, scare you and it will change you.
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By Roman Clodia TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Aug. 2006
Format: Paperback
I have probably read this book 3 or 4 times and still find it moving. The strength of feeling between George the Parisienne academic/intellectual and Gavin her Breton fisherman lover does come over, as well as the irritation/lack of mental understanding between them.

This 'lost' a star because the bits where they're not together and George's other relationships/marriages/lovers just don't work for me and I find myself skimming them.

It's also a book where once I've finished it (and wiped away the tears!) it actually seems quite implausible.

There are bits in the translation that jar - one of the problems of turning lyrical French into English.

Having said all that however, I still love this book and regularly re-read it so I guess that says a lot.
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Format: Hardcover
It had a complete impact on my psyche and now, I still vividly remember the main characters - the Parisian intellectual and the Breton fisherman -and the depth of emotion that their love affair created in them -and me. It will change you.
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Format: Paperback
Benoite Groult's tale of an impossible love affair that endures social barriers as well as family conflicts and above all, time, went right under my skin. A subtle portrait of two characters who couldn't be more different and yet are attracted to each other in a nearly self-destructive way. Much of the plot is left to be imagined by the reader, unspoken words weave a more poignant picture of passionate love than any detailed description could evoke.
This is one of the great love stories of modern literature that left me breathless in a way I hadn't experienced since Milan Kundera's 'Unbearable Lightness of Being'.
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It's a great book. Came promply, in a very good condition (bought it used). If you are interested in rather intellectual and reflective account of passion, this book is probably for you. It is also an excellent translation into English.
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This is the most amazing story. I haven't read the book but watched the film by chance about a year ago and it is wonderful. I want to read the book next. Reminds us that true love can and does exist regardless of how unusual or unlikely the situation between people is. Definitely yes...one to watch and one to read.
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