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Lambs of God
Lambs of God
Author: Marele Day
Carla, Margarita, and Iphigenia are three nuns living in a crumbling monastery on a remote island, forgotten by time, the world, and the church. Their liturgical calendar is governed by the changing of the seasons, and by the rising and setting of the sun. Their days are spent performing a ritual of prayer and storytelling, as they knit the wool...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781573220798
ISBN-10: 1573220795
Publication Date: 4/13/1998
Pages: 330
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

2.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Paperback
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Sometimes bizarre and just plain gross but always interesting. A fascinating mixture of fairytale, folklore, religion and animal husbandry.
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Strange. Flowed nicely, easy to read, just odd. Not what I expected the storyline to be. Alright, but won't read it again.
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The narrative unfolds in a dreamy, hypnotic mood that captures well the timeless quality of the nuns' existence until the arrival of a priest who threatens to bring an end to the life of their community. Creates a highly vivid contrast between the sleepy peace of their agrarian existence versus the purposefulness and often harsh swiftness of modern society. Poses interesting questions about the divergent ways spirituality develops under such different conditions.
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