Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Howard Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451695241
ISBN - 13: 9781451695243
From the Publisher
The young heroine in Sinners and the Sea is destined for
greatness. Known only as "wife" in the Bible and cursed with a
birthmark that many think is the brand of a demon, this unnamed
woman lives anew through Rebecca Kanner. The author gives this
virtuous woman the perfect voice to make one of the Old Testament's
stories come alive like never before.
Desperate to keep her safe, the woman's father gives her to the
righteous Noah, who weds her and takes her to the town of Sorum, a
haven for outcasts. Alone in her new life, Noah's wife gives him
three sons. But living in this wicked and perverse town with an
aloof husband who speaks more to God than to her takes its toll.
She tries to make friends with the violent and dissolute people of
Sorum while raising a brood that, despite its pious upbringing,
develops some sinful tendencies of its own. While Noah carries out
the Lord's commands, she tries to hide her mark and her shame as
she weathers the scorn and taunts of the townspeople.
But these trials are nothing compared to what awaits her after God
tells her husband that a flood is coming-and that Noah and his
family must build an ark so that they alone can repopulate the
world. As the floodwaters draw near, she grows in courage and
honor, and when the water finally recedes, she emerges whole,
displaying once and for all the indomitable strength of women.
Drawing on the biblical narrative and Jewish mythology, Sinners
and the Sea is a beautifully written account of the
antediluvian world told in cinematic detail.