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A brilliant, indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in a world whose climate and culture are unraveling.Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet's sublime new novel -- her first since the National Book Award-longlisted Sweet Lamb of Heaven -- follows a group of eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their parents at a lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their elders, who pass their days in a hedonistic stupor, the children are driven out into a chaotic landscape after a great storm descends on the summer estate. The story's narrator, Eve, devotes herself to the safety of her beloved little brother as events around them begin to mimic scenes from his cherished picture Bible.Millet, praised as "unnervingly talented" (San Francisco Chronicle) , has produced a heartbreaking story of the legacy of climate change denial.

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Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is a novelist and short-story writer known for her dark humor, idiosyncratic characters and language, and strong interest in the relationship between humans and other animals. Born in Boston, she grew up in Toronto and now lives outside Tucson, Arizona with her two children, where she writes and works in wildlife conservation. Sometimes called a "novelist of ideas," Millet won the PEN-USA award for fiction for her early novel My Happy Life (2002) ; in 2010, her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2008, 2011, and 2012 she published three novels in a critically acclaimed series about extinction and personal loss: How the Dead Dream, Ghost Lights, and Magnificence. 2014 saw the publication of her first book for young-adult readers, Pills and Starships; this was followed by Mermaids in Paradise, a satire about a couple honeymooning in the Caribbean. Sweet Lamb of Heaven, a psychological thriller about a woman in hiding from her estranged husband, was published in May 2016.

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