Published in 2006, the novel is violent and spooky, a rumination on madness and creativity.
The images feel like a yearbook of sorts, a rumination on the decade, and on three girls growing up.
What is it about all the rumination, all the anxiety that makes it so hard to sort of stand up for yourself, to yourself?
But Barbara did not flinch; and her mother relapsed into rumination.
A shiver, and a return beneath the blankets for five minutes' rumination.
Andy recalled himself with a start from his rumination over a possible speech.
His also was a “melancholy of his own,” a “humorous sadness in which his often rumination wrapt him.”
This a mass of foam from the rumination of deer, darkened by the juice of mouthfuls of grass just eaten!
Complete dilatation is sometimes indicated by long addiction to habits of rumination.
Thus you find that all animals having horns, have also a structure of stomach fit for rumination, and teeth upon one jaw only.
c.1600, "act of ruminating; act of meditating," from Latin ruminationem (nominative ruminatio) "a chewing the cud," noun of action from past participle stem of ruminare (see ruminate).
1530s, "to turn over in the mind," also "to chew cud" (1540s), from Latin ruminatus, past participle of ruminare "to chew the cud; turn over in the mind," from rumen (genitive ruminis) "gullet," of uncertain origin. Related: Ruminated; ruminating.