Naamah

Naamah Review

A wildly imaginative novel of the reluctant heroine who rescued life on earth.

With 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.

Title:Naamah
Edition Language:English

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  • Jenna

    If you live in a Western country, you've no doubt heard the story of Noah's Ark. Did you ever wonder about Noah's wife? What was she like? After all, we are told nothing about her. The authors of the ...

  • Theresa

    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...

  • Megan Collins

    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 no more than 10. Sarah Blake's poetry background is clearly evide...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)

    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 cons...

  • Kara Leann

    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 ...

  • Cathy Day

    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 ingeniou...

  • Maureen Connolly

    So I didn't so much as read Sarah Blake's debut novel, Naamah, as much as enter into it, one tentative step at a time. It is a world unto itself and once inside I continued to be drawn deeper as if an...

  • Annarella

    I would describe this book as an amazing technicolor dream about the woman who save the Earth during the Great Flood.It's poetic, imaginative and enthralling. A book you cannot put down once you're in...

  • The Artisan Geek

    27/4/19My review will be up on my channel soon! :D23/4/19Riverhead Books was so kind to send me this book. A sincere thank you to them!!You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Websi...

  • Leslie Lindsay

    Exquisitely rendered, astonishing read about the mother of all great disasters--the Great Flood--NAAMAH is as gorgeous as it is frightening. Teeming with allegory, metaphor, and more. This book. Th...