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Their faces were shining / Tim Wilson.

By: Wilson, Tim, 1965-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2010Description: 269 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864736291 (pbk.) :.Other title: Shining.Subject(s): -- Mothers -- Fiction | Faith -- Fiction | Rapture (Christian eschatology) -- Fiction | Mothers -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | Religion -- Fiction | End of the world -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Fiction -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Awards: New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 Fiction Finalist.Subject: "When Hope Patterson plunges into a construction hole at her local mall and saves a child from drowning, she believes this is a sign from God. Maybe her marriage, her relationship with her daughter - even her diet - will be revitalized. Days later, a car crashes outside Hope's office. The young passenger is dead but the driver has mysteriously disappeared, leaving just her clothes. Then her daughter calls unexpectedly. She is weeping. Kids floated up through the roof in calculus class, their faces glowing with unearthly light. She sobs: "Mom, it's the Rapture." "The Rapture?" thinks Hope, "on a Monday?" The world ends; the world carries on. The Dalai Lama is seen floating above a duplex on Fifth Avenue, laughing uproariously. Angry mobs torch churches. Flagellants whip themselves, hoping to earn God's grace. The hot new reality show is called "Are YOU the Anti-Christ?" The Dow surges. As anarchy descends, Hope must fight for those she has loved so poorly, and then for herself."-- Publisher description.
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When Hope Patterson plunges into a construction hole at her local mall and saves a child from drowning, she believes this is a sign from God. Maybe her marriage, her relationship with her daughter - even her diet - will be revitalized. Days later, a car crashes outside Hope's office. The young passenger is dead but the driver has mysteriously disappeared, leaving just her clothes. Then her daughter calls unexpectedly. She is weeping. Kids floated up through the roof in calculus class, their faces glowing with unearthly light. She sobs: "Mom, it's the Rapture." "The Rapture?" thinks Hope, "on a Monday?" The world ends; the world carries on. The Dalai Lama is seen floating above a duplex on Fifth Avenue, laughing uproariously. Angry mobs torch churches. Flagellants whip themselves, hoping to earn God's grace. The hot new reality show is called "Are YOU the Anti-Christ?" The Dow surges. As anarchy descends, Hope must fight for those she has loved so poorly, and then for herself.

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"When Hope Patterson plunges into a construction hole at her local mall and saves a child from drowning, she believes this is a sign from God. Maybe her marriage, her relationship with her daughter - even her diet - will be revitalized. Days later, a car crashes outside Hope's office. The young passenger is dead but the driver has mysteriously disappeared, leaving just her clothes. Then her daughter calls unexpectedly. She is weeping. Kids floated up through the roof in calculus class, their faces glowing with unearthly light. She sobs: "Mom, it's the Rapture." "The Rapture?" thinks Hope, "on a Monday?" The world ends; the world carries on. The Dalai Lama is seen floating above a duplex on Fifth Avenue, laughing uproariously. Angry mobs torch churches. Flagellants whip themselves, hoping to earn God's grace. The hot new reality show is called "Are YOU the Anti-Christ?" The Dow surges. As anarchy descends, Hope must fight for those she has loved so poorly, and then for herself."-- Publisher description.

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 Fiction Finalist.

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 - Finalist (Fiction)

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