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Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel

Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Millet
ISBN: 9780393285543 0393285545 9780393354188 0393354180
OCLC Number: 921868917
Awards: National Book Award Nominee for Fiction, 2016.
Description: 250 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Hallucinations, even in the sane --
Find them among the dead --
Highly educated, modern professionals --
If I should die before I wake --
Hurt, you were a child again --
Unclean spirits entered the swine --
Soul is a universal feature --
Bones that fed out their cold --
To the white castle --
I wasn't myself, but the image of me.
Responsibility: Lydia Millet.

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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.

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