The rumor of the flood to come was too terrible to be true, and like most, Re Jana does not believe it. How could a god-anyone's god-determine who deserves to live and who to die? It was the rising waters that chased Re Jana's family from their home in the marshes. To the desert they fled, following the trail of animals and people who had gone before them. And there, in the dry center of the desert, rose the frame of a boat of unprecedented proportions, Noah's ark. Even as she falls in love with the builder's son, Ham, and panic spreads in the gathered tribes, Re Jana questions all that she hears and believes her family will be saved, even as the deluge begins and the doors to the ark are sealed.
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"Re Jana's family leaves the marshes for the desert so that her father can help an old man. There she falls in love with the mysterious man's youngest son, but she's not chosen to be Ham's wife. Provoost's landscape is rich with description and drama. Marguerite Gavin's deep, resonant voice provides the right classical tone for an interpretation of a biblical event. Her lyrical pacing may discourage listeners, but it fits the mood of the story. Because of the story's sexual scenes and its demand for listener focus, this is suited for adults and the oldest of teens. J.M.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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