Sweet Lamb of Heaven (Hardcover)

By Lydia Millet

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393285543, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (5/3/2016)
Paperback (5/2/2017)
MP3 CD (5/3/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (7/6/2016)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (6/2/2016)

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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.