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Who created it? Millet, Lydia, 1968- author.
What's it called? A children's bible : a novel / Lydia Millet.
Who published it? New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]
2020
Edition info! First edition.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Commons New Fiction  Millet, L  AVAILABLE
 SPANISH RIVER New Fiction  Millet, L  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 224 pages ; 22 cm
What's it about? "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Helpful subjects! 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.
Special numbers! 9781324005032 (hardcover)
1324005033 (hardcover)
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