Free Websites at Nation2.com
Download or Read Lamb ebook online

Read online or Download Lamb (Full PDF ebook with essay, research paper)
by Bonnie Nadzam



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590514375
Publisher:
Other Press, LLC
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
190,106
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.86(d)

Overview

 

Winner of the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

Lamb traces the self-discovery of David Lamb, a narcissistic middle aged man with a tendency toward dishonesty, in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and even comes to believe that his devotion to Tommie is in her best interest. But when Lamb decides to abduct a willing Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness, they are both shaken in ways neither of them expects.
   Lamb is a masterful exploration of the dynamics of love and dependency that challenges the boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, confronts preconceived notions about conventional morality, and exposes mankind’s eroded relationship with nature.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lolita gets a 21st-century spin in this gripping debut. Unlike Humbert Humbert, David Lamb is not obsessed with underage girls but stumbles across one. David's wife has left him, his father has died, and his work life is in shambles when outside a strip mall he meets a seventh-grade girl, "a pale little freckled pig with eyelashes" named Tommie, whom he entices into a pretend kidnap game "to scare" her friends. What he does once he gets her in his car is drive her home, but he also continues to meet her and give her rides to school. Their friendship intensifies, leading to a road trip, "Just a little secret trip in your secret life," from Chicago to an abandoned family house of David's in rural Colorado. There they hole up and eat beans, eggs, and junk food while Tommie's mother has no idea where she is. What David promises the 11-year-old is a fantasy, and he comes across as a father figure, a friend, but at times something far more creepy. With Colorado neighbors snooping, the questions become, how far will this go and what will happen if anyone finds out? Nadzam has a crisp, fluid writing style, and her dialogue is reminiscent of Sam Shepard's. The book suffers from the inevitable Nabokov comparison, but it's a fine first effort: storytelling as accomplished as it is unsettling. (Sept.)

Related Subjects

  • ">2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Shortlist
  • ">2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Winner
  • ">21st Century American Fiction
  • ">Divorce - Fiction
  • ">Friendship - Fiction
  • ">Literary Fiction - Other
  • ">May-December Relationships - Fiction
  • ">Obsession - Fiction

    where can i download Lamb free ebook pdf kindle online textbook epub electronic book Lamb full ebook review amazon ebay collections for android or mobile Lamb for iphone, ipad txt format version, file with page numbers You can also buy order purchase Lamb Kindle Edition with Audio Multimedia CD Video Hardcover New or used, Mass market paperback, cheap Audiobook price

    Ebook Bike | Lamb, Joyce

    Download free books by Lamb, Joyce on TUEBL along with over 40, Read/Download Corpus Christi (eBook) online free pdf000 other ebooks for free.

    Participating Libraries - eMedia Library: Download free.

    Download free ebooks, audio books, and more with your library card from participating libraries in the following Pennsylvania Counties: Lawrence, Armstrong, Mercer.

    Search and Browse :

    BAM! President's Pick Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss by Frances Stroh Shop More Picks two to dinner parties

    Lamb Shanks Braised -

    Read and Download Ebook Lamb Shanks Braised PDF at Our Huge Library 3 54,109 7.10(w). 3/12 Lamb Shanks Braised. If you want to search for another manual on lamb shanks

    Susan Davis - Rapture, Lukewarm Church and Marriage.

    I had the pleasure of talking with Sister Susan Davis about the rapture, the lukewarm church and the Marriage Supper of The Lamb her.Episodically written as. Below you can find links to all.

    Sauce For Grilled Lamb Chops -

    Read and Download Ebook Sauce For Grilled Lamb Chops PDF at Our Huge Library. 3/12 Sauce For Grilled Lamb Chops. If you want to browse for another information on.

    Sauce For Grilled Lamb Chops -

    Read and Download Ebook Sauce For Grilled Lamb Chops PDF at Our Huge Library. 3/13 Sauce For Grilled Lamb Chops. If you want to search for another guide on race with.

    Lamb Gospel According To Biff -

    Read and Download Ebook Lamb Gospel According To Biff PDF at Our Huge Library. 3/12 Lamb Gospel According To Biff. If you need to browse for another tutorial on lamb.

    WALLY LAMB PDF -

    Read and Download Ebook Wally Lamb PDF at Our Huge Library 2/13 Wally Lamb Wally Lamb wally lamb are a great way to gain specifics of operating certain products.

    Charles Lamb Prose And Poetry -

    Read and Download Ebook Charles Lamb Prose And Poetry PDF at Our Huge Library. 3/12 Charles Lamb Prose And Poetry. If you need to browse for another tutorial on fight independently, assuming that.

    Marketing Lamb Hair -

    Read and Download Ebook Marketing Lamb Hair PDF at Our Huge Library the performance review process. 3/13 Marketing Lamb Hair. If you want to look for another tutorial on marketing lamb