Sweet lamb of Heaven

Lydia Millet, 1968-

eAudio - 2016

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. 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. This double-edged and satisfying story features 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.

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[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC 2016.
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Review by New York Times Review

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Review by Library Journal Review

Immediately after giving birth to her daughter, Anna began hearing voices. She undergoes a flurry of expensive and inconclusive medical tests and then diagnoses herself with audible hallucinations. After years of coping, she begins to worry when the voices become unintelligible. At this point, she decides to leave her cheating politician husband in Alaska and escape to a low-budget seaside motel in Maine. Only after settling in does Anna discover that the six other residents also have hallucinations and are part of a support group run by the motel owner, who seemingly has psychic powers. Now Anna is torn between her husband, who wants her back in Alaska, and the motel owner, who has a strange hold over her. The story is adequate but becomes hampered by too much discussion about Anna's hallucinations and the motel's psychic connections. The author narrates the text, which is an unfortunate choice. The performance is rushed, monotonous, and sometimes incoherent. There is very little inflection or distinction among characters; overall, poorly done. VERDICT Fans of Laura Lippman and Fiona Barton with an interest in psychic phenomena may find Sweet Lamb of interest.-Nicole A. Cooke, GSLIS, Univ. of -Illinois at Urbana-Champaign © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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