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Synopsis: In this fast-paced, reflective novel, (the second in a trilogy following Strangers and Sojourners) Michael O'Brien presents the dramatic tale of a family that finds itself in the path of a totalitarian government. Set in the near future, the story describes the rise of a police state in North America in which every level of society is infected with propaganda, confusion and disinformation. Few people are equipped to recognize what is happening because the culture of the Western world has been deformed by a widespread undermining of moral absolutes.
Against this background, the Delaney family of Swiftcreek, British Columbia, is struck a severe blow when the father of the family, the editor of a small newspaper which dares to speak the truth, is arrested by the dreaded Office of Internal Security. His older children flee into the forest of the northern interior, accompanied by their great-grandfather and an elderly priest, Father Andrei. Their little brother Arrow also becomes a fugitive as the government seeks to remove any witnesses, and eradicate all evidence of its ultimate goals.
As O'Brien draws together the several strands of the story into a frightening yet moving climax, he explores the heart of growing darkness in North America, examining events which have already occurred. The reader will take away from this disturbing book a number of urgent questions: Are we living in the decisive moment of history? How dire is our situation? Do we live in pessimistic dread, or a Christian realism founded on hope? This is a tale about the victory of the weak over the powerful, courage over terror, good over evil, and, above all, the triumph of love.
About the Author: O'Brien taught at the University of Arkansas until 1987. He is now Phillip R. Shriver Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio.
Title: Eclipse of the Sun (Children of the Last ...
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Ignatius Press, 1997. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP68279641
Book Description Ignatius Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0898706874 1998 tight hardcover withdrawn library sharp corners appears unread very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 052811
Book Description Ignatius Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st, No Additional Printings. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has 1/4" tears with creases. Bookseller Inventory # 130169
Book Description Ignatius Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0898706874
Book Description Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. American First. Some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition. Bookseller Inventory # 011221
Book Description Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good+. First edition. Presumed first edition, 1998, hardcover with black cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 856pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with hint of rubbing to boards, binding tight, text clean bright and unmarked. DJ VG+ with mild rubbing and wear. Bookseller Inventory # C000020829
Book Description U.S.A.: Ignatius Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jacket in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1483149267447
Book Description Ignatius Press, San Francisco CA, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Cover art by author (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8 vo, 856 pp. Heavy text has been drawing down from the casing due to sitting on a shelf, and time. Lightly read. Otherwise Fine. Dust Jacket is not faded, Colors are sharp and bright. very minor bumps to paper at base of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1426512
Book Description Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8 vo, 856 pp. Black cloth. Appears un-read, slight turn to spine. Jacket has a few light bumps top and bottom spine. No marks. Bookseller Inventory # 1427406
Book Description Ignatius Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0898706874 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.0501917