A Children's Bible: A Novel A Children's Bible: A Novel

A Children's Bible: A Novel

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Publisher Description

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction

One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year

Named one of the best novels of the year by Time, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, BBC, and many others

National Bestseller


"A blistering little classic." —Ron Charles, Washington Post

A Children’s Bible follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, the children decide to run away when a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, embarking on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside. Lydia Millet’s prophetic and heartbreaking story of generational divide offers a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
May 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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A Children’s Bible

What do the end times look like for the comfortable classes? You’ve got the degrees and the esteemed, intellectual career, done everything right in life. Why not ride out the storm in a vacation rental with similarly cultured friends? You’ve limitted the kid’s screen time and they are outside, enganging in un-helicoptered, imaginative play while you dutifully swallow your anti-depressants with a glass of wine. But the flood can’t be contained, and the kids have realized that in giving them everything there’s just one thing you’ve forgotten to take care of… the future. This isn’t just THE Covid-19 read, it defines the impotent generation we have become, and the children who must imagine a hope sans humanity itself.

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