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Salvation City

Sigrid Nunez, Stephen Hoye (Narrated by)

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/15/2010)
Paperback (9/6/2011)
MP3 CD (9/16/2010)
Compact Disc (9/16/2010)
Hardcover (9/16/2010)
Compact Disc (9/16/2010)
MP3 CD (9/16/2010)

October 2010 Indie Next List

“In the latest work by the author of The Last of Her Kind, a deadly flu pandemic has devastated America. After the flu claims his parents, young Cole Vining is taken in by the evangelical pastor of tiny, isolated Salvation City. Though this new life is the opposite of his liberal upbringing in Chicago, Cole begins to settle in. Then something unexpected turns Cole's world upside down again, and he is caught between two opposing forces. As Cole struggles to reconcile his past with his present, he begins, at last, to carve his own path into the future.”
— Erin Kurup, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY
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Description

After losing both parents to a flu pandemic that seriously threatens his own life as well, thirteen-year-old Cole Vining is sent to live with an evangelical pastor and his wife in Salvation City, a small town in southern Indiana. There, Cole feels sheltered and loved but never as if he truly belongs. Everything about his new home is vastly different from the secular world in which he was raised. As he tries to adjust, he struggles also with memories of the past, a struggle made more difficult by the fact that he had lost his parents at a time when family relations were at their most fraught and unhappy. How is he to remember them now? Are they still his parents if they are no longer there? Must he accept what those around him believe, that because his parents did not know Jesus they are condemned to hell? During this time, Cole finds solace in drawing comics, for which he has a remarkable gift, and in fantasies about being a superhero. Salvation City is a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. It is about spiritual and moral growth, and the consolation of art. It is about belief-belief in God and belief in self. As others around him grow increasingly fixated on the hope of salvation and a new life to come through an imminent rapture, Cole imagines a different future, one in which his own dreams of happiness and heroism begin to seem within reach.


Praise For Salvation City

"The great success of Nunez's book is that the end of the world is filtered through Cole's imperfect perspective, so that the collapse of society is no more devastating than first love, and deeply felt conflict rages as a young man tries to find something worth preserving in a place determined to obliterate the past. " ---Publishers Weekly

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400118533

Publication Date: September 16, 2010



About the Author

Sigrid Nunez is the author of several novels, including "A Feather on the Breath of God," a finalist for both the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Award; "Naked Sleeper"; and "The Last of Her Kind."

Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.