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Fiction | Inspirational
In the beginning it was not raining, but it is raining
It has been raining for so long that even though it has not
always been raining the townspeople begin to feel as though
this is the case—as though the weather has always been this
way, the sky this gray, the puddles this profound.
And so finds Noah’s wife when she arrives in this gray and
wet little town in the hills where it’s been raining for as
long as anyone can remember. Driven by her desire to help
her minister husband revive the congregation, Noah’s wife is
thwarted by the resistance of her eccentric new neighbors
and her failure to realize that her husband is battling his
own internal crisis.
As Noah and his wife strive to bring the townspeople to the
church—and keep the strains on their marriage at bay—the
rain intensifies, impeding their efforts. Soon, the river
waters rise, flooding the streets of the town and driving
scores of wild animals out of the once-renowned zoo. As the
river swallows up the houses, the telephone poles, and the
single highway out of town, Noah, his wife, and the
townspeople must confront the savage forces of nature and
attempt to reinforce the fragile ties that bind them to each
other before their world is washed away.
Full of whimsy and gentle ironic humor, Noah’s Wife is a
wise and poignant novel that draws upon the motifs of the
biblical flood story to explore the true meaning of
community, to examine the remarkable strength of the human
spirit, and to ask whether hope can exist even where faith
has been lost.
1 comment posted.
Re: Noah's Wife
Now this is a premise I've never heard of before. Thanks for
(Kathleen Bylsma 6:06pm June 16)
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