A Children's Bible

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.8 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
This is Lydia Millet's third story collection. Her first, Love in Infant Monkeys, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010; her second, Fight No More (2018), won an American Academy of Arts and Sciences short fiction award.
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
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
This superb novel begins as a generational comedy...and turns steadily darker, as climate collapse and societal breakdown encroach. But Millet's light touch never falters; in this time of great upheaval, she implies, our foundational myths take on new meaning and hope.
[D]arkly funny and painfully sharp.--Carolyn Kellogg
Millet mordantly captures the complacency of older generations in the face of apocalypse, and the righteous anger, endurance, and practicality of the young.
[C]ompellingly written, compact [and] slyly funny.--Jeffrey Ann Goldie
Blazingly witty.
[A] blistering little classic...Millet's wit and her penchant for strange twists produce the kind of climate fiction we need: a novel that moves beyond the realm of reporting and editorial, a story that explores how alarming and baffling it feels to endure the destruction of one's world. Take this book, eat it up.--Ron Charles
To call it a generational allegory seems like an understatement. Millet is one of the most fascinating novelists working.
[A] tense, prophetic...[and] gripping page-turner.--Donna Bettencourt
If you think it's hard to find original voices in contemporary fiction, you're not really reading properly--Millet is one such voice: comic, erudite, humane.--Jonny Diamond