Milk: A Novel

Milk: A Novel

by Darcey Steinke

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Overview

Mary is a new mother transformed by the birth of her baby; Walter, a lonely gay Episcopal priest, privately struggles with his contradictory desires; and John, a monk who has left his monastery after fifteen years, craves intimacy with a woman. With mesmerizing prose, Darcey Steinke weaves together the lives of these three characters in ways that explore the intersection of spirituality and sexuality and reveal how even our rawest, most confused impulses may contain elements of the divine.
Praise for Milk:
"Steinke's prose repeatedly hints at the divine in tangible things."-New Yorker "The characters in Milk form an erotic and spiritually enlightening threesome."-Vanity Fair "The conjunction of sex and the spirit, bodies and souls, is fascinating."-Washington Post "A lyrical and earthy meditation on the limits and glories of being human."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608196548
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 959,208
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Darcey Steinke is the author of three previous novels, two of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her novel Suicide Blonde has been translated into eight languages.

Darcey Steinke is the author of three previous novels, two of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her novel Suicide Blonde has been translated into eight languages.

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Milk: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CarolynSchroeder on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This sure is a quirky little one, but the beauty of the writing cannot be denied. I found it a bit over the top/graphic sexually, but I suppose she was trying to make a point. I found the characters extremely interesting, although Mary's spiritual delusions kind of wore thin. But the novel is so short that before anyone annoyed me too badly, it moved on to the next person. There are some absolutely wonderful captures of early motherhood though. Worth the read, but did not blow me away.