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Surviving The Flood Stephen Minot

Surviving The Flood

Stephen Minot

Published 1986
ISBN : 9780933256620
Hardcover
304 pages
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What really happened aboard Noahs Ark during those storm-tossed days and nights? Why was that family chosen and others left to drown? What became of them once the crisis was over? Surviving the Flood is a high-spirited, personal account of thisMoreWhat really happened aboard Noahs Ark during those storm-tossed days and nights? Why was that family chosen and others left to drown? What became of them once the crisis was over? Surviving the Flood is a high-spirited, personal account of this astonishing saga.The narrator is Noahs youngest son, Ham, aged 900 years now and determined to fill in the gaps in the Official report. How can we doubt the accuracy of a man that age? recalling with wit and insight the dramatic events of his childhood, he reveals for the first time what it was like for this proud and privileged family to live at close quarters on the high seas, to storms ,leaks, and rebellious servant. Ham also recalled his clandestine affair with his brothers servant girl, his highly ambivalent relationship with his great-grandfather, the astonishingly ancient Methuselah.Ham narrates these events with lusty good humor, but he is also aware of the darker questions of why some survive when others are swept to their death and how this tempestuous family managed to stay aloft through perilous times and eventually turn disaster into personal profit.The story of the Flood has captivated imaginations for thousands of years, but it has never been treated with such personal insight and wit. The novel is also illustrated with three dozen charming engravings and woodcuts.