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The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra is an award-winning game writer and former scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal.

Last Updated on May 2, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

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Ever wondered what would happen if The Little Mermaid took a darker turn?  Join my conversation with award-winning game writer and scriptwriter Cassandra Khaw about their latest novel; The Salt Grows Heavy, where we explore a unique retelling of this classic tale with a sinister twist.

Cassandra and I dive into the book’s intriguing characters, including a carnivorous mermaid and a mysterious plague doctor, as well as themes of mortality, immortality, and facing our own fears.  We also reimagine familiar stories we’ve grown up with, like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and other fairytales as horror stories.  Additionally, we discuss Cassandra’s previous book, Nothing But Blackened Teeth, their upcoming projects, favorite books, and indie bookstores. Don’t miss this fun and engaging conversation that will make you rethink the stories you thought you knew!

Get a copy of The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Salt Grows Heavy is also one of the books on The Best Horror Books of 2023 list.

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

On the episode: The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW

BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND

  • Nestlings by Nat Cassidy (Amazon or Bookshop)
  • The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Essays on Desire and Consumption by Katy Kelleher (Amazon or Bookshop)

CHILDHOOD FAVORITES

BOOKS ON THE TBR STACK

  • The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera (Amazon or Bookshop)
author Cassandra Khaw

ABOUT CASSANDRA KHAW

Cassandra Khaw is an award-winning game writer and former scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal.  Khaw’s work can be found in places like Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Tor.com.  Khaw’s first original novella, Hammers on Bone, was a British Fantasy award and Locus award finalist, and their novella, Nothing But Blackened Teeth, is published by Nightfire.

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

Get a copy of The Salt Grows Heavy on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Salt Grows Heavy is also one of the books on The Best Horror Books of 2023 list.

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