Unabridged Chick

I'm Audra, a 30-something married lesbian. I love interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.
Leaving Eden - Ann Chamberlin This disappointing book explores the Adam/Eve/Lilith myth. Chamberlin tries to apply anthropology and create a real-world situation in which the Biblical/pre-Biblical tale of Lilith and Adam could have conceivably happened. However, Chamberlin only uses anthropology to fiddle with the character's ages and the story drifts between realism and fantasy poorly, as Lilith and her daughter (who is also the narrator) become omniscient, immortal folk while Adam and Eve are mere humans who rape the earth and invent a religion. I'm not a Christian myself and didn't find the story very offensive but some might. Uninspired characterization, slow plot development, and boring narrative.