Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk (Paperback)

A Novel

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Barcode
9780385722193
Department
Books
Released
29 Jul 2003
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Chuck Palahniuk
Subtitle
A Novel
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Dimensions
203 x 133 x 13mm (204g)

Annotation

  • Assigned to a story on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, fortyish journalist Carl Streator finds a poetry anthology that contains an African chant that becomes lethal when spoken or thought in someone's direction, is transformed into an involuntary serial killer, and embarks on a cross-country odyssey to destroy all copies of the book before humankind itself is destroyed. Reprint. 175,000 first printing.
  • Assigned to a story on sudden infant death syndrome, journalist Carl Streator finds a poetry anthology that contains an African chant that becomes lethal when spoken or thought in someone's direction.

Summary

Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers.

Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song’s lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the potential catastrophe if someone truly malicious finds out about the song. The only answer is to find and destroy every copy of the book in the country. Accompanied by a shady real-estate agent, her Wiccan assistant, and the assistant’s truly annoying ecoterrorist boyfriend, Streator begins a desperate cross-country quest to put the culling song to rest.

Written with a style and imagination that could only come from Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby is the latest outrage from one of our most exciting writers at work today.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Horror
Academic Subject 1
American Horror Fiction
Dewey Classification
813/.54