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The Resource Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel, Lydia Millet

Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel, Lydia Millet

Label
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel
Title
Sweet lamb of heaven
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Millet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An arresting story about a wife manipulated and what she goes through to escape her husband’s desperate means to keep her. When her daughter is born, Anna starts hearing a voice in her head that may suggest the supernatural or the divine. She and her daughter hole up in a motel where all the guests seem to hear a similar voice in their heads. The author jolts the reader into reading something unexpected and the effect is eerie and memorable. Highly recommended for a book discussions. -- Andrienne Cruz for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10486714
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I42175
LC item number
S94 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel, Lydia Millet
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
5791212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780393285543
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016000554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025970280
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921868917
  • (OCoLC)921868917
Label
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel, Lydia Millet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
5791212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780393285543
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016000554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025970280
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921868917
  • (OCoLC)921868917

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