|About the Book|
Set in the isolated community of Stellas Cove, B.C.,at the end of the 1800s, Carnivorous Sheep is a frightening psychological story of what happens when individual moral and ethical commitments are abandoned out of a need to fit-in and to belong.MoreSet in the isolated community of Stellas Cove, B.C.,at the end of the 1800s, Carnivorous Sheep is a frightening psychological story of what happens when individual moral and ethical commitments are abandoned out of a need to fit-in and to belong. With its rich description of B.C.s haunting Pacific Coast and rugged population, author Michael Sorbonne Robinson paints a picture that will be burned into the readers mind--along with a poignant lesson that all people should know: Shepherds aren’t necessarily the embodiment of virtue, and lambs may not be as innocent as they look.Throughout time, sheep have been used as a symbol for gentleness, trust, and humility. Similarly it has been the shepherd who typically characterizes the loving leadership that protects the flock from harm, and who risks his own welfare for the good of his charges. But those metaphors dont hold true in the town of Stellas Cove, where isolation from the rest of the world allows development of a different type of flock and a different kind of shepherd. Lost in a blind and zealous mob mentality, these sheep are not the cuddly, harmless ones. Inhumanity, rather than goodness, dominates the attitudes of Stella’s Cove, and an unspeakable and callous mindset leads it toward the damning atrocities for which the town will surely answer.A troubling story, it is told by Billy Potter, a fatherless child who struggles in his conflict with both his mother and the community. Surprisingly aware of the duplicities of both, he finds wisdom in his own observations. There have already been two remarkably prosperous eras in the towns short history--that had subsequently fizzled in economic failure. Resurrected by the vision and dreams of George Goodwin Murpyhy, Stella’s Cove experiences yet another economic boom. Will goodness prevail, or will the collective failure of the town’s conscience plunge Stella’s Cove into its final death and obscurity, one from which there can be no return?