An edition of Lullaby: a novel (2002)

Lullaby

a novel

1st Anchor Books ed.
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An edition of Lullaby: a novel (2002)

Lullaby

a novel

1st Anchor Books ed.
  • 4.33 ·
  • 9 Ratings
  • 36 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read

"Carl Streator is a solitary widower and fortyish newspaper reporter who is assigned to do a series of articles on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

In the course of this investigation, he discovers an ominous thread: the presence on the scenes of these deaths of the anthology Poems and Rhymes Around the World, opened to the page where there appears an African chant or "culling song." This song turns out to be lethal when spoken or even thought in anyone's direction - and once it lodges in Streator's brain, he finds himself becoming an involuntary serial killer. So he teams up with a real estate broker, one Helen Hoover Boyle, who specializes in selling haunted (or "distressed") houses (wonderfully high turnover), and who lost a child to the culling song years before. Together they set out on a cross-country odyssey. Their goal is to remove all copies of the book from libraries, lest this deadly verbal virus spread and wipe out human life.

Accompanying them on their road trip are Helen's assistant, Mona Sabbat, an exquisitely earnest Wiccan, and her sardonic ecoterrorist boyfriend, Oyster, who is running a scam involving fake liability claims and business blackmail. Welcome to the new nuclear family."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publisher
Anchor Books
Language
English
Pages
260

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Book Details


First Sentence

"At first, the new owner pretends he never looked at the living room floor."

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Doubleday, c2002.

Published in
New York
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3566.A4554 L86 2003, PS3566.A4554 L86

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
260 p. ;
Number of pages
260

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18888047M
ISBN 10
0385722192
ISBN 13
9780385722193
LCCN
2001052979
OCLC/WorldCat
52902171
Library Thing
6159588
Amazon ID (ASIN)
Goodreads
457015

First Sentence

"At first, the new owner pretends he never looked at the living room floor."

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