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Indie Next ListOctober 2010
A futuristic Eden is inhabited by Adam and Eve (also known as Lucy) who are both recovering from physical and emotional injuries. They find themselves in an oasis of warm sun, where plants bear fruit and animals give milk. But Lucy is secretly carrying a different version of the beginning of life that was newly discovered under the sands of Egypt, and is being sought by those who would kill to keep it from being released. This is an enchanting tale powerfully told, incorporating romance, adventure and suspense. Another original novel from a marvelous author. -- Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
By decoding light from space, Lucy Bergmanns astrophysicist husband discovers the existence of extraterrestrial life; their friend, anthropologist Pierre Saad, unearths from the sands of Egypt an ancient alternative version of the Book of Genesis. To religious fanatics, these discoveries have the power to rock the foundations of their faith. Entrusted to deliver this revolutionary news to both the scientific and religious communities, Lucy becomes the target of Perpetuity, a secret society. When her small plane crashes, Lucy finds herself in a place called Eden with an American soldier named Adam, whose quest for both spiritual and carnal knowledge has driven him to madness.
Set against the searing debate between evolutionists and creationists, Adam & Eve is a thriller, a romance, an adventure, an idylla tour de force from Sena Jeter Naslund, one of the most imaginative and inspired writers of our time.
About the Author
Sena Jeter Naslund is the author of six novels and two short story collections. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she is a winner of the Harper Lee Award, a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and the program director of the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in Writing.
Praise for Adam & Eve…
“Exceptional...A richly detailed portrait of an opulent, turbulent time, revealing the Queen’s journey from frivolity to responsibility, and from palace to prison cell to be one of striking beauty and terrible loss. 4 stars.”