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When the English Fall [electronic resource] : A Novel/

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When the English Fall [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
When the English Fall [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
David Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- Again, all are asleep, but I am not. I need sleep, but though I read and I pray, I feel too awake. My mind paces the floor. There are shots now and again, bursts here and there, far away, and I cannot sleep. I think of this man in his hunger, shot like a rabbit raiding a garden. For what, Lord? For stealing corn intended for pigs and cattle, like the hungry prodigal helpless in a strange land. I can hear his voice. When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community is caught up in the devastating aftermath. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English (the Amish name for all non-Amish people) in the cities become increasingly desperate, they begin to invade nearby farms, taking whatever they want and unleashing unthinkable violence on the gentle communities. Written as the diary of an Amish farmer named Jacob who tries to protect his family and his way of life, When the English Fall David Williams’s debut novel is a thoroughly engrossing look into the closed world of the Amish, as well as a thought-provoking examination of how we live today and what remains if the center cannot hold
Summary
Seen through the diary of Jacob, an Amish farmer trying to protect his family and his way of life, the book examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos when an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath of a catastrophic solar storm and the subsequent collapse of modern civilization
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10546111
Cataloging source
BT
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Williams, David
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Amish
  • Survival (after disaster)
  • Post-apocalypse
  • Disasters
  • Violence
  • Families
  • Amish
  • Civilization
  • Christian nonviolence
Target audience
adult
Label
When the English Fall [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:nkeprz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616207083
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
When the English Fall [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:nkeprz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616207083
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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