Lullaby

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

Fiction

Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died. It's a 'culling song' - an ancient African spell for euthanizing sick or old people. Researching it, he meets a woman who killed her own child with it accidentally. He himself accidentally killed his own wife and child with the same poem twenty years earlier. Together, the man and the woman must find and destroy all copies of this book, and try not to kill every rude sonofabitch that gets in their way. Lullaby is a comedy/drama/tragedy. In that order. It may also be Chuck Palahniuk's best book yet.

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'Probably the most entertaining-funny-fascinating book of the year' The Face By the author of Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk's four novels are the best-selling Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Survivor, Invisible Monsters and Choke. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

General Fields

  • : 9780099437963
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : June 2003
  • : 198mm X 132mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chuck Palahniuk
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 813.54
  • : 272
  • : Modern fiction