Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel / Lydia Millet
- Millet, Lydia, 1968-
- New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 250 pages ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Hallucinations, Even In The Sane -- 2.Find Them Among The Dead -- 3.Highly Educated, Modern Professionals -- 4.If I Should Die Before I Wake -- 5.Hurt, You Were A Child Again -- 6.Unclean Spirits Entered The Swine -- 7.Soul Is A Universal Feature -- 8.Bones That Fed Out Their Cold -- 9.To The White Castle.
- Lydia Millet's chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who's just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists-- and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife's world in ways she never could have imagined. A double-edged and satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters-- and for all of us.
- 9780393285543 hardcover
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2016
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