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The Flood Paperback – 1 Sep 2005

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; New edition edition (1 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841956309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841956305
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,081,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I loved The Flood. It's a funny, convincing amplification of the Biblical story." Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring; "The Flood is funny, tender, intelligent, energetic, irreverent and worshipful. It is an enormous juggling act of families, animals and faith, and it kept me engaged through every page. I imagine Noah would be enormously pleased with David Maine's novel. I know I was." Ann Patchatt, author of Orange Prize winner Bel Canto; "Brilliant... A story of faith and survival (think Life of Pi thousands of years earlier and with a much larger cast of characters) this debut is a winner." Publishers Weekly; "The Flood is a fabulous book reminiscent of Jim Crace's Quarantine... Refreshingly original, very funny and a perfect blend of Biblical history and wondrous imagination. This is one you will want to shove into the hands of everyone you know." Stephen Torsi, The Bookseller; "A funny, cheeky, irreverent, wonderfully original first novel, informed both by Biblical history and David Maine's joyous imagination." Jim Fergus, author of One Thousand White Women; "An elegant and inventive book." Janet Maslin, New York Times; "Part domestic drama, part supernatural thriller... as realistic and suspenseful - really! - as any modern tale." Time Out New York"

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Re-packaging of David Maine's critically acclaimed debut, to coincide with the publication of Samson. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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