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A Children's Bible : : a Novel

Millet, Lydia, 1968- Book - 2020 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Millet, Lydia, Fiction / Millet, Lydia None on shelf 137 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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"[This novel] follows a group of children and their families on summer vacation at a lakeside mansion. The teenage narrator Eve and the other children are contemptuous of their parents, who spend the days and nights in drunken stupor. This tension heightens when a great storm arrives and throws the house and its residents into chaos. Named for a picture Bible given to Eve's little brother Jack, A Children's Bible is loosely structured around events and characters that often appear in collections of Bible stories intended for young readers. These narrative touchstones are imbedded in a backdrop of environmental and psychological distress as the children reject the parents for their emotional and moral failures-in part as normal teenagers must, and in part for their generation's passivity and denial in the face of cataclysmic change. In A Children's Bible, Millet offers brilliant commentary on the environment and human weakness and a vision of what awaits us on the other side of Revelations"-- Provided by publisher.


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A modern retelling of Noah’s Ark submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on July 5, 2020, 7:37am A group of indolent rich friends and their feral children rent a mansion near the ocean for the summer. The adults drink and party, and completely ignore the kids. then a massive hurricane hits. Superbly imaged. Thought-provoking read.