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LocationClark County
Call NoF Mosh
TitleLapvona / Ottessa Moshfegh.
AuthorMoshfegh, Ottessa. author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101994866F Mosh6/20/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593300268 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0593300262 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780593300275 (ebook)
Personal Name Moshfegh, Ottessa. author.
Title Statement Lapvona / Ottessa Moshfegh.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.
Physical Description 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary, Etc. "In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh's most exciting leap yet Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother; his father told him she died in childbirth. One of life's few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him when he was a baby, as she did so many of the village's children. Ina's gifts extend beyond childcare: she possesses a unique ability to communicate with the natural world. Her gift often brings her the transmission of sacred knowledge on levels far beyond those available to other villagers, however religious they might be. For some people, Ina's home in the woods outside of the village is a place to fear and to avoid, a godless place. Among their number is Father Barnabas, the town priest and lackey for the depraved lord and governor, Villiam, whose hilltop manor contains a secret embarrassment of riches. The people's desperate need to believe that there are powers that be who have their best interests at heart is put to a cruel test by Villiam and the priest, especially in this year of record drought and famine. But when fate brings Marek into violent proximity to the lord's family, new and occult forces upset the old order. By year's end, the veil between blindness and sight, life and death, the natural world and the spirit world, will prove to be very thin indeed"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Middle Ages Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Midwives Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fiefs Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Motherless families Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Abused children Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Fantasy fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.

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