Gilda Trillim (Paperback)

Shepherdess of Rats

By Steven L. Peck

Roundfire Books, 9781782798644, 296pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2017

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Steven L. Peck's intriguing, literary narrative follows Gilda Trillim's many adventures; from her origins on a potato farm in Idaho, to an Orthodox Convent in the Soviet Union, to her life as a badminton champion... When Gilda is taken prisoner during the Vietnam war, she finds comfort in the company of the rats who cohabit her cell. Follow Gilda as she struggles to comprehend the meaning of life in this uncanny, philosophical novel which explores Mormonism, spirituality and what it means to be human.WINNER of Best Novel at the Association of Mormon Letters Awards 2017.

About the Author

Steven L. Peck is professor of Biology at Brigham Young University. He has published widely in academic journals, and has previously published two novels, a short story collection and a collection of speculative poetry. Peck lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA.