Salvation city: a novel
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After losing both parents to a flu pandemic that seriously threatens his own life as well, thirteen-year-old Cole Vining is sent to live with an evangelical pastor and his wife in Salvation City, a small town in southern Indiana. There, Cole feels sheltered and loved but never as if he truly belongs. Everything about his new home is vastly different from the secular world in which he was raised. As he tries to adjust, he struggles also with memories of the past, a struggle made more difficult by the fact that he had lost his parents at a time when family relations were at their most fraught and unhappy. How is he to remember them now? Are they still his parents if they are no longer there? Must he accept what those around him believe, that because his parents did not know Jesus they are condemned to hell? During this time, Cole finds solace in drawing comics, for which he has a remarkable gift, and in fantasies about being a superhero.Salvation City is a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. It is about spiritual and moral growth, and the consolation of art. It is about belief-belief in God and belief in self. As others around him grow increasingly fixated on the hope of salvation and a new life to come through an imminent rapture, Cole imagines a different future, one in which his own dreams of happiness and heroism begin to seem within reach.
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|Grouping Title||salvation city|
|Grouping Author||nunez sigrid|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-19 04:49:57AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-19 04:56:55AM|
|author2-role||Hoye, Stephen., hoopla digital.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Columbia Pike Science Fiction, hoopla|
From the critically acclaimed author of The Last of Her Kind, a breakout novel that imagines the aftermath of pandemic flu, as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy uncertain of his destiny.
His family's sole survivor after a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, Cole Vining is lucky to have found refuge with the evangelical Pastor Wyatt and his wife in a small town in southern Indiana. As the world outside has grown increasingly anarchic, Salvation City has been spared much of the devastation, and its residents have renewed their preparations for the Rapture.
Grateful for the shelter and love of his foster family (and relieved to have been saved from the horrid, overrun orphanages that have sprung up around the country), Cole begins to form relationships within the larger community. But despite his affection for this place, he struggles with memories of the very different world in which he was reared. Is there room to love both Wyatt and his parents? Are they still his parents if they are no longer there? As others around him grow increasingly fixated on the hope of salvation and the new life to come through the imminent Rapture, Cole begins to conceive of a different future for himself, one in which his own dreams of heroism seem within reach.
Written in Sigrid Nunez's deceptively simple style, Salvation City is a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, weaving the deeply affecting story of a young boy's transformation with a profound meditation on the meaning of belief and heroism.
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|isbn||9781101443392, 9781400198535, 9781594487668|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online|
|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b14958375|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2010|1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.)) : digital., ils:.b13441528|Book|Books||English|Riverhead Books,|2010.|280 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:a2588273-f46d-4072-be75-0b4053437470|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2010||
|subject_facet||Epidemics -- Fiction, Fundamentalists -- Fiction, Indiana -- Fiction, Rapture (Christian eschatology) -- Fiction, Teenagers -- Fiction|
|title_full||Salvation City : a novel / Sigrid Nunez, Salvation City A Novel, Salvation city / Sigrid Nunez|