Of Lamb

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), McSweeney's , List Price: $22 | purchase

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Of Lamb
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Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter

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Filled with spellbinding illustrations, Of Lamb follows the nuanced love story of Lamb and Mary in packets of beautiful verse.

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An unusual hybrid of found poetry, nursery rhymes and gag cartoons, Of Lamb consists, at its heart, of 106 pages plucked from a long-forgotten biography of 19th century author Charles Lamb. Those pages were selectively erased by poet Harvey, leaving just a few words per page, to create a cracked fairy tale. The gorgeous gouache illustrations by Porter bring Harvey's epiphanies, non sequiturs and startling images

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