We Sinners (Hardback)
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Short Description for We Sinners This stunning debut novel--drawn from the author's own life experience--tells the moving story of a family of 11 in the American Midwest, bound together and torn apart by their faith.
- Published: 21 August 2012
- Format: Hardback 189 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780805095333 ISBN 10: 0805095330
- Sales rank: 292,659
Full description for We Sinners
This stunning debut novel--drawn from the author's own life experience--tells the moving story of a family of eleven in the American Midwest, bound together and torn apart by their faith The Rovaniemis and their nine children belong to a deeply traditional church (no drinking, no dancing, no TV) in modern-day Michigan. A normal family in many ways, the Rovaniemis struggle with sibling rivalry, parental expectations, and forming their own unique identities in such a large family. But when two of the children venture from the faith, the family fragments and a haunting question emerges: Do we believe for ourselves, or for each other? Each chapter is told from the distinctive point of view of a different Rovaniemi, drawing a nuanced, kaleidoscopic portrait of this unconventional family. The children who reject the church learn that freedom comes at the almost unbearable price of their close family ties, and those who stay struggle daily with the challenges of resisting the temptations of modern culture. With precision and potent detail, "We Sinners" follows each character on their journey of doubt, self-knowledge, acceptance, and, ultimately, survival.