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Anne Provoost reads from the book (in Dutch)

A thundering epic set in the apocalyptic days of Noah's ark...

It was the rising waters that chased Re Jana's family from their home in the marshes. To the desert they fled, following the trail of animals and people who had gone before them. And there, in the dry center of the desert, rose the frame of a boat of unprecedented proportions. What was it doing there? And what could explain the city of industry that had grown up around it?

The rumor of the flood to come is too terrible to be true, and like most, Re Jana does not believe it. How could a god - anyone's god - determine who deserves to live and who to die?

Even as she falls in love with the Builder's son, Ham, and panic spreads in the gathered tribes, Re Jana questions all that she hears and believes her family will be saved. Even as the deluge begins and the doors to the ark are sealed.

Taking the Biblical account of the Flood as her inspiration, the author has constructed an exciting metaphorical adventure that raises many questions about modern life. In In the Shadow of the Ark she draws her readers into a compelling, cinematically realistic story about the Flood, seen through the eyes of an outsider.

Life on the ark is gruelling and dangerous. Shifting power relationships, betrayal and rejection and finally starvation threaten to prove fatal to those on board. But then the ark runs aground and Re Jana's son can become the founder of a new dynasty in a new - though not better - world.



English editions

  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    New York: Berkley Penguin, mass market edition, 2006.
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    ISBN: 0 425 21102 9



  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    New York: Berkley Books, paperback edition, 2005
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    ISBN: 0 425 20277 1



  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    London: Simon & Schuster, paperback edition, 2005
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    ISBN: 0 689 872704



  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    Sydney; Auckland: Hodder Headline, 2004
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    ISBN: 0 7336 1822 7



  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    London: Simon & Schuster, hard cover edition, 2004
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    ISBN: 0 689 87269 0



  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    New York: Scholastic / Arthur A. Levine, hard cover edition, 2004
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    ISBN: 0 439 44234 6



  • In the Shadow of the Ark
    Orgeon: Blackstone Audiobooks Inc., audioversion, 2004
    Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
    Unabridged version, read by Marguerite Gavin
    Approximately 10 hours on 8 compact discs
    ISBN: 078618440 X




Dutch editions

  • De arkvaarders
    Amsterdam: Querido, 2007



  • De arkvaarders
    Malmberg/Van In, Boektoppers, 2007
    School edition
    ISBN 978 90 345 4496 4



  • De arkvaarders
    Amsterdam: Querido, 2001
    ISBN: 90 214 7958 3



Polish edition

  • (De arkvaarders)
    Warschau: Ezop, expected 2009
    Translated by Ryszard Turczyn



Turkish edition

  • Nuh'un Gemisi
    Altin Bilek, Istanbul, 2007
    Translated from the English by Gizem Genç




German edition

  • Flutzeit
    Berlin; München: Altberliner, 2003
    Translated by Silke Schmidt
    ISBN: 3 357 00520 4
    Available online (.pdf)




Swedish edition

  • Arkfararna
    Stockholm: Opal, 2002
    Translated by Boerje Bohlin
    ISBN: 91 7299 023 6




Danish edition


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