SaltWater is a book of short fiction inspired by the sea, by award-winning fiction writer Lane Ashfeldt. The diverse stories gathered here include tales that unfold now or in the past, along rural or urban coasts, and are set in a range of countries from Ireland to as far away as New Zealand. Some of them are fast-paced while others beat to gentler rhythms - but what they share in common, besides their link with the sea, is that they are original new narratives vibrantly brought to life. Like the sea itself, SaltWater is by turns dark and foreboding, at other times life affirming and hopeful. A powerful, arresting collection from a voice we can expect to hear more from in the future.