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The Resource A children's bible : a novel, Lydia Millet

A children's bible : a novel, Lydia Millet

Label
A children's bible : a novel
Title
A children's bible
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Millet
Title variation
childrens bible
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2020
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10882221
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millet, Lydia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I42175
LC item number
C48 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parent and teenager
  • Family vacations
Label
A children's bible : a novel, Lydia Millet
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120091502
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781324005032
Lccn
2019050471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120091502
Label
A children's bible : a novel, Lydia Millet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120091502
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781324005032
Lccn
2019050471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120091502

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