Literature / As Meat Loves Salt

As Meat Loves Salt is a 2003 historical fiction novel, written by Maria McCann. Set against the backdrop of the English Civil War, the book follows Jacob Cullen, a sensitive and tortured young man prone to violent outbursts, is drafted into Cromwell's New Model Army where he meets a fascinating young soldier named Ferris. Jacob and Ferris go AWOL to follow their dream of creating a utopian commune.

It gets worse from there.