In this brilliant debut vel, Noe's family - his wife, sons and daughters-in-law - tell what it's like to live with a man touched by God, while struggling against events that cant be controlled or explained. For when Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood will come from, just that God will provide. When he sends his daughter-in-law out to gather the animals, he can offer directions, money, or protection. Just faith. But once the rain starts, they all come to realise that the harshest test of their faith is just beginning. The vel is a wickedly funny, wildly imaginative retelling of one of the most dramatic stories kwn to mankind. At its core it's about a family caught in the midst of an extraordinary event. David Maine infuses this timeless tale with humanity, tension and wit.
David Maine is the author of The Flood, Fallen, and The Book of Samson (all published in the UK by Canongate) as well as Monster, 1959 and An Age of Madness.He was born in 1963 and grew up in Farmington, Connecticut, and attended Oberlin College and the University of Arizona before marrying novelist Uzma Aslam Khan. Currently he currently lives and works in western Massachusetts.