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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Praise for Lydia Millet: A writer without limits. - Karen Russell, author of Orange World and Swamplandia! Lydia Millet is a stone-cold genius. - Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Weather One of the funniest writers of American fiction. - Christian Lorentzen, New York Unnervingly talented. - Mary Pols, San Francisco Chronicle A visionary sensibility. - Los Angeles Times [Her] writing is always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes language itself. - Laura Miller, Salon