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Lamb

Bonnie Nadzam


PUBLISHED: 4th July 2013
ISBN: 9780099558927
ANNOTATION:
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 An unsettling exploration of manipulation and power between a middle-aged man and eleven year-old girl. Tommie is eleven. David Lamb is fifty-four. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?
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PUBLISHED: 4th July 2013
ISBN: 9780099558927
ANNOTATION:
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 An unsettling exploration of manipulation and power between a middle-aged man and eleven year-old girl. Tommie is eleven. David Lamb is fifty-four. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013

An unsettling exploration of manipulation and power between a middle-aged man and eleven year-old girl.

Tommie is eleven. David Lamb is fifty-four.

There's nothing wrong with that, is there?

Publisher Description

This is longlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction 2013. An unsettling exploration of manipulation and power between a middle-aged man and eleven year-old girl. Tommie is eleven. David Lamb is fifty-four. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?

Author Biography

Bonnie Nadzam was born in Cleveland, went to school in Chicago and has moved continually westward since then. She studied English literature and environmental studies at Carleton College and earned an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in a wide range of literary publications and she taught creative writing at Colorado College. She is married to her childhood sweetheart and lives with him in the Rocky Mountains.

Review

Bonnie Nadzam manages to write gorgeous prose about people and skies and mountains while still creating tension and suspense on the level of a thriller ... Lamb is a remarkable debut by a writer to watch. I will be thinking about these characters for a long time. -- Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake This is a brilliantly unsettling read that casts a dark, manipulative spell - particularly against the gorgeously described backdrop of the American West. Marie Claire Nadzam reveals Lamb: a damaged, destructive man ... a haunting creation, to be both pitied and despised. Sunday Telegraph This daring, disturbing first novel imagines the friendship of a child and an older man ... [and] flirts with the possibility that such relationships might not always have dire consequences ... This is a fiction of striking distinction. Independent A devastatingly convincing portrait of abuse . . . Add in pitch-perfect dialogue and this utterly assured, high stakes, high-wire act of a novel is proof that Nadzam is a very special talent indeed. Daily Mail

Product Details

Author
Bonnie Nadzam
Pages
288
Publisher
Cornerstone
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0099558920
ISBN-13
9780099558927
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2013-07-04
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
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