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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Rapture by Liz Jensen

The Rapture by Liz Jensen

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

I received this book through Shelf Awareness.

About the book: With gothic intensity, Liz Jensen conjures the unnerving relationship between Gabrielle, a physically and emotionally damaged therapist, and her patient, sixteen-year-old Bethany, who is incarcerated in a British psychiatric hospital for the brutal murder of her mother.


Delving deep into the psyche of her fascinating, manipulative patient, Gabrielle is confronted by alarming coincidences between the girl’s paranoid disaster fantasies and actual incidents of geological and meteorological upheaval. Coincidences her professionalism tells her to ignore — but which her heart cannot.


As Bethany’s warnings continue to prove accurate beyond fluke, and she begins to offer scientifically precise hints of a final, world-altering cataclysm, Gabrielle is confronted with a series of devastating choices. In a world on the brink of apocalypse, belief is as precious — and as dangerous — as life itself. (from Barnes & Noble website)

About the author: Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing, Ark Baby, shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, The Paper Eater, War Crimes for the Home, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, in development to be a feature film, and My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time. Her novels have been translated into 20 languages.

The Rapture
Publisher/Publication Date: Knopf Doubleday, August 11, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-385-52821-4
304 pages


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