An American original,
Peter Rock brings our strangest beliefs to vivid and sympathetic life in this
haunting novel inspired by true events.
The Shelter Cycle tells the story
of two children, Francine and Colville, who grew up in the Church Universal and
Triumphant, a sect that predicted the world would end in the late 1980s.
While their parents built underground shelters to withstand the impending
Soviet missile strike, Francine and Colville played in the Montana wilderness,
where invisible spirits watched over them. When the prophesized apocalypse did
not occur, the denomination’s members resurfaced and the children were forced to grow
up in a world they believed might no longer exist.
Twenty years later Francine
and Colville are reunited while searching for an abducted girl. Haunted by
memories and inculcated beliefs, they must confront the church’s teachings. If
all the things they were raised to believe were misguided, why then do they
suddenly feel so true?
Download and start listening now!