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Milk (Hardcover, 1st U.S. ed): Darcey Steinke
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Milk (Hardcover, 1st U.S. ed)

Darcey Steinke

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From a writer of remarkable depth and courage, a brilliant and haunting novel that explores the intersection of spirituality and sexuality.
Mary is a new mother transformed by the birth of her baby. She is infatuated with the tiny creature, yet feels abandoned by her husband. As her baby sleeps in his crib, she doesn't know whether to kneel in her coat closet and pray or fantasize about sex. She seeks refuge in her old friend Walter, a lonely gay Episcopal priest, who privately struggles with his own contradictory desires. Still grieving over the death of his boyfriend, he finds himself dangerously attracted to a teenage boy. How can he lead his church when he is overwhelmed by nascent desires? Meanwhile Mary meets John, a monk who has just left his monastery after fifteen years because he feels abandoned by God and craves intimacy with a woman. These three characters' lives come together in ways that reveal how even our rawest, most confused impulses may contain elements of the divine.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2005
First published: February 2005
Authors: Darcey Steinke
Dimensions: 190 x 148 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 144
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-58234-529-1
Barcode: 9781582345291
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
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LSN: 1-58234-529-5

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