When Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood or other materials will come from, just that God will provide. When he orders his daughters-in-law to gather the animals, they have to set off on their difficult journeys with neither money nor protection . . . just Noe's faith that God will make it work.
And once the rain starts, the family is trapped on the ark with no experience in feeding or caring for animals, and no idea when the endless waters will recede. It's the story of a family caught in the midst of an extraordinary Biblical event - and a whole heap of manure to boot.
Dive into The Flood - a remarkable debut full of tension, humanity, and humour.
Winner of V&A Illustration Awards: Cover & Jacket Illustration 2005.
"Funny, tender, intelligent, energetic, irreverent, and worshipful. It is an enormous juggling act of families, animals and faith, and it kept me engaged through every page" Ann Patchett, author of Orange Prize winner Bel Canto; "I loved The Flood. It's a funny, convincing amplification of the Biblical story" Tracy Chevalier; "A funny, cheeky, irreverent, wonderfully original first novel, informed both by Biblical history and Dave Maine's joyous imagination" Jim Fergus, author of One Thousand White Women"
Dave Maine lives in Pakistan with his wife, novelist Uzma Aslam Khan.