Lamb by Bernard MaclavertyLamb by Bernard Maclaverty


byBernard Maclaverty

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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Now back in print -- the masterful and moving first novel by the acclaimed author of Cal.

When Brother Sebastian, nee Michael Lamb, runs away from a bleak reformatory, taking with him twelve-year-old Owen Kane, the media and the police call it a kidnapping. For Lamb, though, it is a rescue of a formerly abused boy from a place of no hope, a last grasp at an elusive happiness. But as the outside world closes in, as time and money run out, Lamb finds himself moving towards a solution that is as shocking as it is loving.

"The alert and feeling realism of MacLaverty's story ... has a rare purity of intention and texture.... A deeply moving first novel". -- The Guardian

"A performance of great assurance and tenderness". -- The Spectator

Bernard MacLaverty lives in Glasgow.
Title:LambFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 0.1 × 0.1 × 0.1 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:W W Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393317013

ISBN - 13:9780393317015


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If you have a boy that is a little wild, Brother Benedict will straighten him out and teach him to respect God. Michael Lamb can’t seem to get his regime in line. When he inherits some money, Michael decides to take off with 12-year-old Owen Kane. Pretending to be father and son, Michael convinces himself that he is teaching the boy life lessons — not kidnapping like the radio reports say. In Lamb, their money is running out and the cops aren’t far behind. Michael only has time for one final, desperate act.