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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library MIL (Text) 33500013257472 New Available -
Climax Public Library MIL (Text) 33500013257480 New Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"[This novel] 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    When a group of families rent a robber-baron mansion by a lake for the summer, the teens, including Eve, Millet's (Fight No More, 2018) preternaturally compassionate and responsible narrator, separate themselves from their parents, caricatures of selfishness pursuing inebriation and other indulgences as the latest enactments of their failure to face facts about the imperiled world they've helped create. Eve is a steadfast guardian for her sweet, smart, animal-loving little brother, Jack, the moral compass in this increasingly horrifying climate-change fable as raging storms batter the old house and flood waters rise. With the scenarios in a children's bible surging to life, Jack believes he has broken the code: God equals nature; Jesus equals science. The young people, the true adults, shelter on a farm on higher ground, but their parents need their help, then vicious men with guns on the hunt for food invade. As bewitching, unflinching, wry, and profoundly attuned to the state of the planet as ever, supremely gifted Millet tells a commanding and wrenching tale of cataclysmic change and what it will take to survive. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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