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A children's bible: a novel

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"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"--
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subject_facetAlienation (Philosophy) -- Fiction
Child abuse -- Fiction
End of the world -- Fiction
Family vacations -- Fiction
Parent and teenager -- Fiction
Revelation -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Fiction
title_displayA children's bible : a novel
title_fullA Children's Bible
A Children's Bible A Novel
A children's bible : a novel / Lydia Millet
A children's bible : a novel [electronic resource] / Lydia Millet
title_shortA children's bible
title_suba novel
topic_facetAlienation (Philosophy)
Child abuse
End of the world
Family vacations
Fiction
Literature
Parent and teenager
Revelation
Teenagers