"Lamb" traces the self-discovery of David Lamb, a narcissistic middle-aged man with a tendency toward dishonesty, in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness and even comes to believe that his devotion...
245 pages ; 21 cm
The presence of a stranger in a nearly abandoned Colorado town changes the fates of everyone he encounters, including the Walker family, who have lived in the town for generations.