A Children's Bible

Lydia Millet (Author)
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Description

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet's sublime new novel--her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven--follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion.

Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated at the same time. When a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, the group's ringleaders--including Eve, who narrates the story--decide to run away, leading the younger ones on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside.

As the scenes of devastation begin to mimic events in the dog-eared picture Bible carried around by her beloved little brother, Eve devotes herself to keeping him safe from harm.

A Children's Bible is a prophetic, heartbreaking story of generational divide--and a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

Product Details

Price: $25.95  $23.36
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date: May 12, 2020
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 5.8 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781324005032
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About the Author

Lydia Millet is the PEN Award-winning author of eleven works of literary fiction, including Sweet Lamb of Heaven and Magnificence, which have been New York Times Notables and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists. She lives in Arizona.

Reviews

Eco-fiction dystopias often make our climate future outright calamities of tidal waves and massive tree die-offs. Millet...knows what's coming is likely to be more subtle, and the slow-motion collapse she imagines in her latest novel is what makes it so harrowing.--Mark Athitakis
As bewitching, unflinching, wry, and profoundly attuned to the state of the planet as ever, supremely gifted Millet tells a commanding and wrenching tale of cataclysmic change and what it will take to survive.--Donna Seaman