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Book ä A Children's Bible Å ✓ lydia millet ✓ [Reading] ➳ A Children's Bible: A Novel ➻ Lydia Millet – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling worldPulitzer Prize finalisFinalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling worldPulitzer 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 mansionContemptuous of their parents who pass their days in a stupor of liuor 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 outsideAs 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 harmA 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 Have you ever just looked at a book knew you would love it knowing very little about it and then you did love it as much as you thought you would?I had seen A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet around but was prompted to get on it when it was longlisted for the NBA Told from the perspective of Evie the oldest child in one of several families that are summering together in a huge mansion from the robber barons era I found the novel to be wholly uniue and captivating Despite the narrator's youth she has is mature and observant in a way that keeps the novel from veering into YA territoryAt the heart of the novel is the relationships between children and their parents in a world where their privilege on it's face should create contented children but in reality these kids are getting everything from their parents except what they actually need The parents are irresponsible and detached in a way that is extreme possibly unrealistic but this hyberbole really works for the novelIn fact nearly everything in this novel is extreme except the kids at the center allowing the novel to feel a bit like one of the stories in the children's Bible Evie's brother is reading I loved the writing and commentary on climate change and what our inaction means for future generations I definitely recommend this short novel especially if you love dark tales with young protagonists

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Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling worldPulitzer 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 mansionContemptuous of their parents who pass their days in a stupor of liuor 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 outsideAs 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 harmA 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 “’Disease are migrating fast these days’ said Mattie” This piece of dialogue appears about midpoint in the novel How could Lydia Millet have known that this novel would be released during this coronavirus pandemic? Rhetorical uestion It’s a fascinating little book one narrated by Evie Eve whose younger brother Jack has been gifted a children’s bible—this is not a religious family—and has become fascinated by the stories contained within especially the one involving a character named Noah and how all those animals were saved when a great storm ravaged the earth Which of course is what happens in this novel a category four hurricane But that is where the verisimilitude stops for me who lived for two decades in south Florida and who has experienced hurricanes but never one that strong Where was the editor on this little flaw these youngsters could never have survived a category four out in the open as they were So unfortunately that has hung over me like a dark literary cloud as I read the novelI really love the style with its crispness all those many incomplete sentences everything told from Evie’s point of view about a ridiculous group of parents who have rented a large house near the ocean bringing their children along and then totally ignoring them as the adults drink and party and completely ignore the kids Which is unfortunately uite believable todayThen the storm And the aftermath And how this little novel draws widely from the Bible Ironically this isn’t really “A Children’s Bible” It’s very much an adult novel brilliantly imaged by a highly skilled writer with that hurricane faux pas I guess that’s why if you are the writer and you live in Arizona where hurricanes don’t exist you sure would hope for an editor who would have caught this issue

Lydia Millet ☆ A Children's Bible: A Novel Ebook

A Children's Bible A NovelFinalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling worldPulitzer 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 mansionContemptuous of their parents who pass their days in a stupor of liuor 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 outsideAs 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 harmA 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 A Children's Bible is a small book with a big message A group of children and teenagers are on holiday at a huge lake house with their parents whom they judge harshly The parents are avaricious they drink and take drugs are sexually promiscuous and indifferent to their children's welfare A huge storm is the catalyst for the breakdown of society as evidenced by a descent into lawlessness violence and hunger The story is allegorical with one of the younger children viewing the chaos through the lens of a children's bible he has been given I would have given it 5 stars is the allegorical element had been developed further Ultimately it becomes clear that the reason the younger generation view the older one with such contempt is because their materialism has ruined the planet All we have heard about climate change comes to fruition including the end of civilisation as we know it They rich can survive for longer than the poor but ultimately everyone loses This is the central message I think The disasters that flow from our destruction of the planet are well documented and will affect everyone No one will be safe no lifestyle untouched The parents muse that they thought they had longer and respond to the realisation that they could have done something but didn't by abandoning all hope In contrast Eve the teenage narrator comforts her dying brother with stories of the planet renewing itself in time that life will survive even though they won't It's a bleak but beautiful message all the powerful because it is today's children that will inherit the conseuences of unfettered mass consumption