By Elissa Elliott
It's the world’s oldest story: the tale of Eve, her husband, Adam, and the tragedy that might triumph over her sons …
In this luminous debut novel, Elissa Elliott places a strong twist on biblical narrative, boldly reimagining Eve’s trip. right now intimate and common, well timed and undying, this specific paintings of fiction blends biblical culture with recorded heritage and stunning storytelling. And because it does, Eve involves existence in a fashion faith and delusion have by no means allowed—in a singular that explores the very essence of affection, motherhood, religion, and humanity.
In their global they're on my own … a kinfolk haunted through banishment, suffering for survival in a harsh new land. a lady who has borne and buried childrens, Eve sees probability shadowing these she loves, whereas her husband drifts more and more from the guy he used to be within the backyard, blinded through his have to rebuild a existence outdoor of Eden. One daughter, fascinating, self-absorbed Naava, turns clear of their ideals. one other, crippled, ever-faithful Aya, harbors a fateful mystery, whereas brothers Cain and Abel develop into adversaries, and Dara, the youngest, is selected for a destiny of her own.
In one scorching, violent summer time, via the beaches of the muddy Euphrates, strangers arrive on their land. New gods problem their very own. And for Eve, a time of reckoning is handy. the lady who as soon as tasted the forbidden fruit of paradise sees her kin unravelling — as brother activates brother, culminating in a war of words that may have far-reaching effects for them all.
From a woman’s first awakening to a mother’s innermost hopes and fears, from moments of beautiful tenderness to a climax of stunning violence, Eve takes us on a panoramic trip of the mind's eye. a unique that has it all—romantic love, lust, cruelty, heroism, envy, sacrifice, murder—Eve is a piece of enthralling literary invention by means of a unique new voice in fiction.
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