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A children's bible: a novel

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Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling world.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet's sublime new novel--her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven --follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion.

Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated at the same time. When a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, the group's ringleaders--including Eve, who narrates the story--decide to run away, leading the younger ones on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside.

As the scenes of devastation begin to mimic events in the dog-eared picture Bible carried around by her beloved little brother, Eve devotes herself to keeping him safe from harm.

A Children's Bible is a prophetic, heartbreaking story of generational divide--and a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

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Apathy -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Child abuse -- Fiction
Children's Bibles -- Fiction
Conflict of generations -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
End of the world -- Biblical teaching -- Fiction
End of the world -- Fiction
Environmental disasters -- Fiction
Family vacations -- Fiction
Parent and teenager -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Revelation -- Fiction
Runaway children -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Fiction
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Apathy
Biblical teaching
Brothers and sisters
Child abuse
Children's Bibles
Conflict of generations
End of the world
Environmental disasters
Family vacations
Fiction
Literature
Parent and teenager
Revelation
Runaway children
Survival
Teenagers