The Shelter Cycle (Hardcover)
|Author: Peter Rock|
|Francine and Colville were childhood friends whose families belonged to an extreme religion. Reunited 20 years later by the search for an abducted girl, Francine and Colville must reckon with the powerful memories of their former church''s teachings.|
From the Publisher:
An American original, Peter Rock brings our strangest beliefs to vivid and sympathetic life in this haunting novel inspired by true events.The Shelter Cycle tells the story of two children, Francine and Colville, who grew up in the Church Universal and Triumphant, a religion that predicted the world would end in the late 1980s. While their parents built underground shelters to withstand the impending Soviet missile strike, Francine and Colville played in the Montana wilderness where invisible spirits watched over them. When the prophesized apocalypse did not occur, the sect?s members resurfaced and the children were forced to grow up in a world they believed would no longer exist.
Twenty years later, Francine and Colville are reunited while searching for an abducted girl. Haunted by memories and inculcated beliefs, they must confront the Church?s teachings. If all the things they were raised to believe were misguided, why then do they suddenly feel so true?
?A stunning novel . . . Rock?s uncanny ability to combine mysticism with blunt realism is reminiscent of Flannery O?Connor.? ? Tom Perrotta