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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Family vacations
  • Survival
  • Conflict of generations
  • Environmental disasters
  • Parent and teenager
  • Runaway children
  • Apathy
  • Storms
  • End of the world
  • Children's Bibles
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
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
  • on1120091502
  • (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
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
  • on1120091502
  • (OCoLC)1120091502

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