Cassandra Khaw - THE SALT GROWS HEAVY
Available 5/2 in all formats
It’s party time! This episode, we’re celebrating the carnage a mermaid and her young wreak.
Cassandra Khaw was generous to spend about an hour chatting with me about their upcoming book THE SALT GROWS HEAVY. It’s a splendidly grim fairy tale that I highly recommend.
We talk about lots of themes that I pulled out of the book, including exploitation, a violent reaction to that exploitation, and love. Specifically, and this tickles me, we got to talk about what I’ve termed “friendship as relationship” storytelling, where love is a component but not necessarily in a romantic context.
Additionally, we get into topics like language, upcoming books, and Richard Kadrey punching a horse.
THE SALT GROWS HEAVY releases 5/2, and you can pre-order it now. Here’s my affiliate link at bookshop.org, for convenience.