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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Dimmick Main Library F MIL (Text) 304441003397393 New Fiction Available -
  Gifted 2020 in Memory of Benjamin Walbert

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  • ISBN: 9781324005032
  • ISBN: 1324005033
  • Physical Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]

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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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
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