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A Children's Bible

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 12 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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A Children's Bible
by Lydia Millet

  • Publication Date: May 12, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 1324005033
  • ISBN-13: 9781324005032