The Salt Path Themes

Raynor Winn
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Home

This memoir explores the experience of homelessness and demonstrates how home can be rebuilt, and that it is, at the end of the day, where your loved ones are.

The early chapters of this memoir set up the importance of the home as a physical place and emphasize how losing your home can make you feel as though you are losing your sense of security, belonging, and identity. Ray describes the trial and the repossession of their beloved farmhouse with vulnerability and pain. She writes: “We’d rebuilt this ruined farm together, restoring every wall, every stone, growing vegetables and hens and two children, creating a barn for visitors to share our lives and pay the bills. And now, when we walked out of that door, it would all be behind us, everything behind us, over, finished, done” (6). It is evident that this house is not just a...

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