BSG #84: The Revenge of Emma Fay / Thirst for Salt

Gidday, Goalies! Join the squad on the sun-drenched Australian coast for a tale of love (?) and loss with Thirst for Salt, the debut novel by Madelaine Lucas. We discuss the writing style, the book’s central relationship, and themes of motherhood. Next we catch up with what might or might not be on the blog and share some news about our Patreon – that’s right, we have a Patreon now! Tune in on 9/19 for our next Othersode about What We Do in the Shadows with special guest Grace Treutel. Then read along with us for our next Bookpisode about Yellowface by R.F. Kuang on 10/3. Send your feedback to and become a patron at!

:30 – Welcome!
12:28 – Book intro
14:38 – Why is the narrative structure like that
25:00 – The writing
31:59 – The relationship
44:49 – Mom stuff
59:34 – Ratings
1:04:07 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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