A Children's Bible : : a Novel
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|Traverwood Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / General / Millet, Lydia||Traverwood Branch||In transit|
|Downtown 2nd Floor||Fiction / Millet, Lydia||Downtown Library||Due 01-18-2021|
|Malletts Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / General / Millet, Lydia||Malletts Creek Branch||Due 02-11-2021|
"[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.
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 
Year Published: 2020
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Family vacations -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Conflict of generations -- Fiction.
Environmental disasters -- Fiction.
Parent and teenager -- Fiction.
Runaway children -- Fiction.
Apathy -- Fiction.
End of the world -- Biblical teaching -- Fiction.
Children's Bibles -- Fiction.