Licking The Salt Block

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1940s & '50s

Jan Fink

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Licking The Salt Block is the story of a young girl growing up with dysfunctional parents in the Deep South during the 50s and 60s when racial and social prejudices were at their peak. She struggles with the cruelty of people around her, leaving her with feelings of shame and anger that have far reaching effects on her life.


Gothic, Historical Fiction, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Had my heart long ago turned yellow and poisonous like the bitterweed? With the killing of James Lee had I destroyed the farm long before the rattlers came and left their musk? Had I become the very thing I dreaded the most? A natural born killer? Do I regret my actions and my survival?


Deep South

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,Surviving life in the deep south during the 50s and 60s.,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message,,Philosophical Questions,Coming of Age,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Larraine

Age: 53

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Obedient, Empathetic, Honorable, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: James Lee

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: George Reynolds

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Blunt, Complex, Desperate, Unapologetic, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Cordie

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Religious, Selfless, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Perseverance, Uneducated

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34,13-17,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Fifth Estate Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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