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 11-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 he decides to abduct a willing Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her to 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.
©2011 Bonnie Nadzam (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Lamb is a remarkable debut by a writer to watch. I will be thinking about these characters for a long time." (Aimee Bender, New York Times best-selling author)
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This book does everything it sets out to do and more. It's exceptionally well thought through but the subject matter had my skin crawling from beginning to end. A very challenging thought provoking read but chilling.
"Very intriguing story"
Great narration which kept me listening despite nearly cringing each chapter to see if something terrible was going to happen
I found the story disturbing, so no
Beautiful descriptions of the landscape, almost felt like I was there
Disturbing story line
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