Coming of Age at the End of Days
Alice LaPlante's acclaimed psychological thrillers are distinguished by their stunning synthesis of family drama and engrossing suspense. Her new novel is an affecting foray deeper into the creases of family life—and the light-and-dark battle of faith—as LaPlante delves into the barbed psyche of... show more
Alice LaPlante's acclaimed psychological thrillers are distinguished by their stunning synthesis of family drama and engrossing suspense. Her new novel is an affecting foray deeper into the creases of family life—and the light-and-dark battle of faith—as LaPlante delves into the barbed psyche of a teenager whose misguided convictions bear irrevocable consequences.Never one to conform, Anna always had trouble fitting in. Earnest and willful, as a young girl she quickly learned how to hide her quirks from her parents and friends. But when, at sixteen, a sudden melancholia takes hold of her life, she loses her sense of self and purpose. Then the Goldschmidts move in next door. They're active members of a religious cult, and Anna is awestruck by both their son, Lars, and their fervent violent prophecies for the Tribulation at the End of Days. Within months, Anna's life—her family, her home, her very identity—will undergo profound changes. But when her newfound beliefs threaten to push her over the edge, she must find her way back to center with the help of unlikely friends. An intimate story of destruction and renewal, New York Times bestselling author LaPlante delivers a haunting exploration of family legacies, devotion, and tangled relationships.
Publish date: 2015-08-04
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
By: Alice LaPlante ISBN: 9780802121653 Publisher: Grove Atlantic Publication Date: 8/4/2015 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 4 Stars A special thank you to Grove Atlantic and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. COMING OF AGE AT THE END OF DAYS by Alice LaPlante is a quirky dark lo...
This was my first Alice LaPlante book and it was nothing like I thought it would be. I thought it was some post apocalyptic thriller. Unfortunately, I got more religion than I bargained for. While I did read the whole book, it ended kind of shortly for me. Like I said I was expecting something else ...