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Book Title: The Shelter Cycle|
The author of the book: Peter Rock
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 832 KB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of issue: April 2nd 2013
ISBN 13: 9780547859088
Read full description of the books The Shelter Cycle: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 could 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 might 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?
Read information about the authorA Utah-native, Peter Rock attended Deep Springs College in California's High Desert. He earned his BA in English from Yale University and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared widely. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Rock authored Carnival Wolves, This Is The Place, The Ambidextrist, The Bewildered, The Unsettling, My Abandonment and, most recently, The Shelter Cycle.
Peter Rock currently teaches creative writing at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and two young daughters.
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