A children's bible : a novel / Lydia Millet.

By: Millet, Lydia, 1968- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First editionDescription: 224 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781324005032; 1324005033Subject(s): 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 -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3563.I42175 | C48 2020Summary: "[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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"[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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