GalleyCrush: A Children’s Bible


Today’s GalleyCrush is Lydia Millet’s A Children’s Bible, forthcoming from W. W. Norton on May 12, 2020. 

Perfect pitch: “A brilliant, indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in a world whose climate and culture are unraveling.”

First lines: “Once we lived in a summer country. In the woods there were treehouses, and on the lake there were boats.”

Big blurb: “[Her] writing is always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes language itself.” —Laura Miller

Book notes: Hardcover, fiction, 224 pages.

Author bio: Lydia Millet has written twelve works of fiction. She has won the PEN Center USA and Academy of Arts and Letters fiction prizes and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors. She lives in Arizona.