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Sarah Blake
2019, 298 p.

Only one family is spared the coming of the Great Flood: Noahs family. Noah built his Ark with his sons and, of course, his wife. This is the story as told by Noahs wife, Naamah, who tells what it is like being trapped on a big boat with lots of restless animals. At the same time Naamah struggles with her beliefs. Why was her family spared? This is a unique retelling of an ancient story in fresh, modern language. A story that sometimes shifts between reality and myth with the help of Sarah Blakes poetical writing style. There is quite a lot of attention for sexuality and some scenes are quite graphic, but it never becomes vulgar. This debut novel by Blake won the National Jewish Book Award.


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