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

A children's bible : a novel / Lydia Millet.
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Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781324005032 (hardcover)
Author Millet, Lydia, 1968- author.
Title A children's bible : a novel / Lydia Millet.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
Pagination etc. 224 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Note "An indelible and haunting new novel that explores the loss of childhood, intergenerational conflict, and humanity's complacency in the face of its own demise. Lydia Millet's multilayered new novel - her first since the National Book Award Longlist Sweet Lamb of Heaven -- 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"--
Subject 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
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Shelf Location F MILL
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