In the Shadow of the Ark

In the Shadow of the Ark

Anne Provoost John Nieuwenhuizen / May 22, 2019

In the Shadow of the Ark Told from the point of view of a stowaway this beautiful solemn heavy retelling of the story of Noah s ark Kirkus Reviews by an international bestselling author offers a whole new take on the bibli

  • Title: In the Shadow of the Ark
  • Author: Anne Provoost John Nieuwenhuizen
  • ISBN: 9780425211021
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Told from the point of view of a stowaway, this beautiful, solemn, heavy retelling of the story of Noah s ark Kirkus Reviews by an international bestselling author offers a whole new take on the biblical account Includes a reader s guide.

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        Anne Provoost is een Vlaamse schrijfster.Anne Provoost in de Nederlandstalige Anne Provoost in de Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse LetterenAnne Provoost bij Schrijversgewijs Anne Provoost is a Flemish writer.Anne Provoost in the English


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    1. This is a bizarre and intensely dislikable book. It's been a while since I read it but I do remember that it didn't make much sense and that the end was really, really weird. In fact, it's a measure of how much this book aggravated me that about six years after reading it, I spent half an hour searching for it even though I couldn't remember the title or the author's full name, just to give it a bad review!I really wouldn't recommend it just in case you had any doubts. The main character is simp [...]


    2. This book is written as well as most fiction on ancient history, but the author uses it as a pulpit to declaim the Tanakh/Bible with popular atheist diputations; in the process of pointing out all the "obvious" fallacies in the Tanakh's version of the Great Flood, the author displays her own lack of knowledge about factual history, not to mention what the Tanakh actually says. In addition to the narration of events, the author chooses to depict every character traditionally seen as "good" as a l [...]


    3. I wish I could get past feeling like someone is retelling the Bible to fit their needs and wantsI'd really like to like this book, but it was just ok.


    4. Pretty funny (and telling) that looking through the reviews of this, almost all of them are by women. Midrash-like chick lit? I suppose, but this book definitely has some depth. It sucked me in, and really interestingly delved into the "other people's shoes" dimension about what it was like for those "on the other side of the ark," so to speak, in the Noah's ark story. Raises some pretty salient and discomfiting questions about justice as the ark is being built, and pretty fascinating imaginings [...]


    5. This a not the story of Noah you have read in the bible. It is very loosely based upon it--it includes an ark and Noah's family-- but is very clearly a piece of fiction. That said, I enjoyed the book up to the last 75 pages when it took a very bizarre turn. I won't give away the details but will say there were multiple rapes and a suicide, among other very odd events. It felt as though another author suddenly started writing. The whole tone and tenor of the book changed, and not for the good. I [...]


    6. Very weird book. Maybe having been translated from Dutch accounts for the 'foreign' feeling of the story. Did not like any of the characters. Noah & his family were all creepy-definitely seemed more pre biblical than Old Testament. It was all violent & dirty & the ark building & 'rescue' from the flood seemed more a punishment than a salvation. No green pastures & plenty at the end of the journey- just mud & flies and desolation and familial disintegration. A real downer. [...]





    7. De Arkvaardersis misschien wel het enige, goede, realistische 'Noach & de Zondvloed' verhaal wat er is. But laat ik eerlijk zijn:die 3 sterren zijn er in het echt maar 2,5 . Dit rond het naar boven af omdat het boek beter dan 'oke' is, maar ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat ik verhaal niet altijd even sterk vond. Vooral na de 2e helft werd het verhaal vrij vermoeiend en verwarrend, wat mijn leesplezier nogal temperde. Ook de karakters zelf vond ik tegenvallen. Re Jana, Cham, Neelata, Noach: niemand [...]


    8. Following on the commerical success of Anita Diamant's 'The Red Tent,' publishers have struck on Belgian author Anne Provoost's retelling of the story of Noah's Ark as their next great hopeHowever, although it does tell a Biblical story from the perspective of a young woman, in many ways the two are not very similar books.Where 'Red Tent' is in many ways a very historical, 'how it might have been' kind of tale, Provoost is more concerned with the mythic and especially the allegorical elements of [...]


    9. So, interesting story about this book. I saw it at a book sale and was like, "Cool, a Noah's Ark book!", and since I had a thing for Noah's ark when I was a kid, I bought it. The author's name sounded familiar to me but I couldn't put my finger on it. It wasn't until I saw the same book on my uncle Vincent's bookshelf in Mexico that I realized Anne is one of my cousins that live in Belgium. So I decided to read this book before going to Belgium in case I might get the chance to meet Anne. Anne w [...]


    10. A retelling of the biblical story of the flood and Noah's Ark, this vivid and dramatic novel with its historical setting and broad cast of interconnected characters is reminiscent of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent (St. Martins, 1997). Re Jana and her family -- a carpenter father and stroke-disabled mother -- travel to the desert, where they discover a ship surrounded by sand and a city to support its creation. Unsure if they believe the rumor that the world is to be destroyed by water, the father [...]


    11. Was very troubled after reading this book 6 or so years ago, but a random thought had me remembering it, so I spent the time searching for this until now. I did not like it. For a book that is shelved for young adults in the library, I felt in my 14/15 year old age the mature ominous content was too much for me then. Maybe it is just my own preference, or tendency to hold back on this more mature book for juvenile minds but I would not give this book to any young child. The rape scenes were horr [...]


    12. Read because of her interview in Bill Moyers' Faith and Reason series. This started well and was interesting, but there were some really weird parts towards the end. It's interesting to extrapolate a big story from a few passages in the Old Testament, but I like the idea of adapting ancient history and myth into terms that we can understand. The OT is just a bizarre piece of work and hard for me to gain any kind of wisdom or comfort from, but fascinating from a cultural perspective. I know from [...]


    13. I enjoyed this book, although it was at times strange, but this may have something to do with translating issues. I am not big one the whole Noah's Ark story, but this was an interesting idea/twist with the way the "Chosen Ones" (Noah's family) dealt with their status, problems and delemas. On one level the way the Chosen Ones happily raped people, treated their people with contempt and disgust, abused people - including their own, and took on concubines, was contradictory and certainly not the [...]


    14. I really don't want to give the wrong impression with my "good sex scene" shelf. Maybe more like "notable." In this bizarre but wonderful book, this girl who is supposed to be from an African tribe, joins up with biblical Noah and his three sons. Then she falls in love with one of them. Then this is the bizarre part, I guess she has some kind of amazing talent to find clean water and then she is like this professional masseuse and always uses these great oils. Later she lands on the boat even th [...]


    15. A weird interpretation of the Bible story of Noah and the ark. True, the Bible doesn't give a whole lot of detail, so I expected some artistic liberties would be taken. But this was a bit too off the mark for me. In this version, Noah was a sick old invalid who was keeping the reason for the ark a secret, not preaching repentance to the people. And the "chosen" (aka Noah and his family) were just as wicked, if not more so, than the rest of the people. Which is part of the author's point, I think [...]


    16. Provoost writes very simply and to the point. Although I'm sure that some of the nuance of the book has been lost through translation. The author,s characters are authentic and human. Sometimes I feel that Biblical characters might appear to be without fault. Especially in the Noah and the Ark story. The writers of the Bible leave our imaginations to wonder what really happened. Provoost took the opportunity to theorize what might have come to fruition and brought new life into the story. I was [...]


    17. Told from the viewpoint of the daughter of an outsider whose father helped build the ark and who was chosen by Ham to be his wife - or mistress -, this gives a different view of Noah and his family and the circumstances leading up to the completion and launch of the Ark. The description of the flood, the fear, hunger and disrespect for unmarried women is vivid. In this version Ham, his wife Neelata and ReJana (the stowaway) are exiled after the ark lands on Ararat.


    18. Interesting book. It is a story of Noah's Ark from the perspective of a person that was not chosen to be on the Ark. It is a glimpse of what it may have been like to be part of the community of workers who built the ark and how the ark was laid out to house all the animals. It does question the morals of "the chosen people" and God's reasoning to flood the earth.I personally thought it was too derogatory for my beliefs, but still interesting.


    19. Another between-ratings book. I almost gave it a 3, but it was more that it intrigued me than that I liked it. There was something weird about the character development - the entire narration was from the point of view of the main character, but I never felt particularly like I got to know her. On the plus side, it's an interesting version of "reading between the lines" of a Bible story - more in the spirit of The Red Tent than The Garden.


    20. This book was just okay for me. It reminded me a lot of THE RED TENT but it was just so raw. The characters were all so hopeless and non-redeeming. (which I guess is why God killed everyone off and covered the earth with water!) I never really had a feel for what people looked like or who they really were? I did enjoy the addition of the dodo birds on the ark! The premise of the story is interesting with the take-off of the bible story but I feel the author failed in delivery.


    21. Rejana, her father, and her crippled mother flee the rising waters of the swamp to the desert, where the Builder is creating a giant ship to please his god. Her father's expertise make the project possible. But Rejana is hearing rumors that only the Builder, his sons, and their wives will escape the coming disaster. Even though Rejana loves Ham, one of the sons, she is not of the elect. Now she and her family must struggle to escape the rising waters once again.


    22. Well, this book was very disappointing- the plot is very promising: we follow a girl who falls in love with Ham (Noah's son) and gets on the arkever, it is not well- written and just did not keep my interest whatsoever. I did finish it, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Provoost's portrayal of Noah as a feeble, ill, not-very-nice man kind of made me mad. my opinion, not a good read!


    23. Interesting take on watching and living the building of Noah's Ark. There is lots shrouded in mystery, but this is certainly not a mystery book. The author develops her characters to keep the story moving, but there are some unusual developments of the "traditional" story of Noah and the Ark. Well written for sure. If you like retold/revisited Bible stories, especially about or from a female's point of view, try this.


    24. I'm almost embarrassed to admit I bothered to finish this book. Clearly, there was nothing else to read, including shampoo bottles or fire extinguisher instructions. The whole twisting around of the Noah story didn't bother me. I consider the "source material" for that complete fiction anyway, so one fiction piled onto another isn't the problem. It just started out bad and then took a left turn into weird and stayed there. The whole thing was just a train wreck.


    25. Very thought provoking A woman and not one of "the chosen" and who does not surrender to fate or man's dictates makes a very fascinating read fast & furious How could a God any God determines who deserves to live or die very relevant too in the changing times we now live one where old traditions are scrutinized and challenged as to how well it serves us as a global village I would recommend


    26. I read this book for a book group, and while it took me a little while to get into, I wound up enjoying it a lot. Very interesting take on a biblical myth, from the outside. I'd never thought about what it would have been like to have all those animals on a big boat not pretty. I found the narrator a little too dispassionate, which created distance between me and the events--but that felt in keeping with the mythical nature of the story.


    27. Well written, interesting prospective of Noah, the ark, family, and the flood.Told from an outsider, it takes the story of Noah's Ark and makes it more human - how did they build the boat, who was chosen and why, how did the flood happen, what was it like on the boat? Nothing technical of course, and beautifully written and translated. Human emotions always come through - love, greed, pride.Would definitely read other books by this author.


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