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  • Hardcover
  • 298 pages
  • Naamah
  • Sarah Blake
  • English
  • 16 August 2019
  • 0525536337

Naamah[PDF / Epub] ✎ Naamah ☂ Sarah Blake – Essayreview.co.uk A dreamy and transgressive feminist retelling of the Great Flood from the perspective of Noah s wife as she wrestles with the mysterious metaphysics of womanhood at the end of the world O, The Oprah M A dreamy and transgressive feminist retelling of the Great Flood from the perspective of Noah s wife as she wrestles with the mysterious metaphysics of womanhood at the end of the world O, The Oprah MagazineWith the coming of the Great Flood the mother of all disasters only one family was spared, drifting on an endless sea, waiting for the waters to subside We know the story of Noah, moved by divine vision to launch their escape Now, in a work of astounding invention, acclaimed writer Sarah Blake reclaims the story of his wife, Naamah, the matriarch who kept them alive Here is the woman torn between faith and fury, lending her strength to her sons and their wives, caring for an unruly menagerie of restless creatures, silently mourning the lover she left behind Here is the woman escaping into the unreceded waters, where a seductive angel tempts her to join a strange and haunted world Here is the woman tormented by dreams and questions of her own questions of service and self determination, of history and memory, of the kindness or cruelty of fate In fresh and modern language, Blake revisits the story of the Ark that rescued life on earth, and rediscovers the agonizing burdens endured by the woman at the heart of the story Naamah is a parable for our time a provocative fable of body, spirit, and resilience.


About the Author: Sarah Blake

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10 thoughts on “Naamah

  1. says:

    Naamah is the wife of Noah, and I read this thinking it would be similar to The Red Tent or even

  2. says:

    1 star and honestly it did not even deserve that I m prepared that this review will make others mad I m not trying to be controversial I m not trying to change opinions I m stating MY honest opinion and my beliefs will not waiver This book was ridiculous and horrible I could not make myself even readthan a couple of chapters I did skim the rest hopingwell, let s be honest I don t even know what I was hoping It simply was bad all the way through The writing was clumsy and 1 star and honestly it did not even deserve that I m prepared that this review will make others mad I m not trying to be controversial I m not trying to change opinions I m stating MY honest opinion and my beliefs will not waiver This book was ridiculous and horrible I could not make myself even readthan a couple of chapters I did skim the rest hopingwell, let s be honest I don t even know what I was hoping It simply was bad all the way through The writing was clumsy and stilted and if that were the only issue I would not be so adamant in the belief this blasphemy should not have been published I know this is an advanced copy and quotes might change but I have to support my cause and the easiest way is to quote the words directly from the author This quoted section is talking about Naamah as she is thinking about the rain and how it sounds on the ark If she had to describe it, she would recall how each of her sons had at some point, discovered that if he peed on a rock, the pee would splash.The rain reminded her of that, except that the rain came in a million streams Which made her imagine God as a being with a million penises Which terrified her He would see her and punish her for it, so she tried to feel love, instead, for the many penised creature inside her head What the heck was that God is a many penised creature I m sickened That is disrespectful and illogical Later the author somehow thinks it s acceptable to imagine a lesbian encounter between Naamah and another woman in her tribe Why, other than for personal gratification or to inflame believers would this author choose this action Everyday day that Naamah came into the tent, Bethel tied it shut behind her She undid Naamah s hair and undressed her then undressed herself They lay on the bed and held each other so close their faces were beside each other,.Sometimes they kissed Sometimes Naamah couldn t stand it and she grabbed Bethel s hand and moved it to her vulva I ll spare you the rest word for word but it continues to talk about her wetness and her clitoris It then compares sex with a woman and how she felt with Noah I for one do not want to read about these things The writing was explicit even if we were not talking about historical biblical people Yes I know they had sex doesn t mean I want to read an X rated account Also, I am not anti gay I just do not want someone writing about a biblical person in such a manner when there is absolutely no evidence of Noah s wife being bisexual There will be too many who believe this as a fact Like I said I have no personal issues with however a person identifies THEMSELF However, the bible does have an issue with homosexuality and therefore that is the problem I have with this depiction It s obvious the agenda in this work is not to uphold Christian values There are numerous other incidents that brought the bile into the back of my throat but This time I truly will spare you from them I have never in all of my years said do not read any book This will be my first If you are a Christian, I recommend not reading this book otherwise you ll be as outraged as I am 1 0 if possible 4.13 In compliance with FTC guidelines I received this book free from a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review The content of this review is not influenced by that fact The feelings expressed are solely mine

  3. says:

    Unfortunately, most of this book made no sense This book presents the perspective of Noah s wife, Naamah, during the last months on the ark Naamah has crazy dreams, a surprising amount of sex considering there are only 7 other people still alive in the whole world, and, for some reason, can t see any of the animals onboard There are some feminist themes vaguely There is some questioning of religious principles vaguely Mostly, it s just crazy dream sequences.

  4. says:

    Simply put, this novel is gorgeous The writing casts such a spell that 50 pages would go by in the span of what felt like it could be nothan 10 Sarah Blake s poetry background is clearly evident in this book, with writing that feels like the very best that prose poems have to offer But for all its lyricism, this book is not a poem it is a fiercely narrated story about Noah s wife, Naamah, who s struggling with timeless questions of faith, purpose, and what it means to be a woman At ti Simply put, this novel is gorgeous The writing casts such a spell that 50 pages would go by in the span of what felt like it could be nothan 10 Sarah Blake s poetry background is clearly evident in this book, with writing that feels like the very best that prose poems have to offer But for all its lyricism, this book is not a poem it is a fiercely narrated story about Noah s wife, Naamah, who s struggling with timeless questions of faith, purpose, and what it means to be a woman At times lushly surreal, at others hyper realistic and modern even in its ancient setting , this novel will captivate you from start to finish

  5. says:

    Many thanks to the author for gifting me a copy of this one It s a truly unique premise for a book and an enjoyable read if a bit confusing at times And don t forget my NSFW warning from when I was currently reading this one.Naamah is a retelling of the story of Noah s Ark, told from the perspective of Noah s wife Naamah while they re on the boat with the flood waters still high, with some flashbacks In this reimagining, Naamah, the matriarch of the ark who very much keeps them afloat pun Many thanks to the author for gifting me a copy of this one It s a truly unique premise for a book and an enjoyable read if a bit confusing at times And don t forget my NSFW warning from when I was currently reading this one.Naamah is a retelling of the story of Noah s Ark, told from the perspective of Noah s wife Naamah while they re on the boat with the flood waters still high, with some flashbacks In this reimagining, Naamah, the matriarch of the ark who very much keeps them afloat pun not intended is bisexual and mourning the lover she left behind when the earth flooded..By far my favourite parts of this novel were the logistics of managing an ark filled with animals I loved the little added details, like how they took ten or something pairs of gerbils rather than just one because they die so easily, and how they cared for big cats and other dangerous animals while onboard a ship I also enjoyed the prophetic dreams Naamah has, travelling through time to see the world at different stages..As I mentioned before, this book is STEAMY There s a lot of sex, so if that s not your thing, move along I am not adverse to a sex scene, but I was sometimes confused as to WHY Naamah was having sex with some of these women Like what were her motives behind it Just an insanely high sex drive Unsure..Blake s storytelling abilities and writing were fab, no issues with the style from me I just would have liked someclarity from it,substance than sex I guess But an intriguing novel, and certainly an individual one

  6. says:

    This book was so unique and imaginative I loved Sarah Blake s take on what Naamah would be going through and struggling with in the aftermath of the flood Her writing is so beautiful and compelling that I was immediately immersed in the story Absolutely loved this and recommend it to everyone Thank you to Riverhead Books for providing a free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

  7. says:

    This novel is so magically inventive and incantatory I can t wait for the world to read and experience NAAMAH Because the plot of the story the flood, etc is a given, Blake devises some ingenious ways to create suspense, to keep us asking What s going to happen I was so surprised delighted by the questions that kept me reading, not to mention of course the language.

  8. says:

    This was not the story I was expecting Take a little Old Testament mythology, add in the Divine Feminine, some good old Mother Earth paganism, a few scenes of lesbian erotica and then read it after washing down a couple of peyote buttons with a bottle of red wine Yep, that is what my experience reading this story felt like The character of Naamah is someone I aspire to be before I leave this life unpretentious, completely honest with herself, and as authentic of a person I have ever come ac This was not the story I was expecting Take a little Old Testament mythology, add in the Divine Feminine, some good old Mother Earth paganism, a few scenes of lesbian erotica and then read it after washing down a couple of peyote buttons with a bottle of red wine Yep, that is what my experience reading this story felt like The character of Naamah is someone I aspire to be before I leave this life unpretentious, completely honest with herself, and as authentic of a person I have ever come across in person or in literature Sarah Blake has done a masterful job of sharing her image of the mother of humanity post flood , as well as defining the kind of partner husband she pictured Noah as being In fact, I loved these two characters so much I almost wish I believed the ancient fable Life on the ark is described from Naamah s perspective as the ultimate caregiver to both her family and the animals, and it is quite a refreshing outlook The reader is also treated to the magical adventures of Naamah when she is OFF of the ark as well If I say any it would include spoilers, so I will conclude with a strong recommendation to read this book if you are hungry for a mystical fantastic story

  9. says:

    I love retellings and this book is such an interesting version Naamah is Noah s wife Yes Noah, from the Bible But she has one giant secret aboard the ark she s hella gay And I was here for it Overall I thought this story was interesting and liked learningabout Naamah and her family However the writing style drove me bananas A lot of this book is told via dreams and flashbacks So because of that I felt like the plot of the book was lost on me I still recommend it however Not the I love retellings and this book is such an interesting version Naamah is Noah s wife Yes Noah, from the Bible But she has one giant secret aboard the ark she s hella gay And I was here for it Overall I thought this story was interesting and liked learningabout Naamah and her family However the writing style drove me bananas A lot of this book is told via dreams and flashbacks So because of that I felt like the plot of the book was lost on me I still recommend it however Not the worst, not my favorite

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