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Salvation City - A Novel

Sigrid Nunez

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Genres:

Fiction

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

8h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:19


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:49


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:18


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

04:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

17:39


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

15:22


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:39


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:35


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

15:25


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

22:37


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

21:58


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:56


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

06:02


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

11:42


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

16:00


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

32:24


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

33:32


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

13:32


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

26:36


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

21:13


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

27:47


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

28:51


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

03:00


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

14:18


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

03:37


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

11:11


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

13:49


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

01:42


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

02:38


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

19:51


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

38:40


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

00:25