Author Noah Milligan will give a special reading from his just released new novel, Into Captivity They Will Go. The free reading and book signing begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones.
Set in rural Oklahoma, Into Captivity They Will Go tells the story of Caleb Gunter, a boy whose mother has convinced him he is the second coming of Jesus Christ and that together they are destined to lead the chosen into the Kingdom of Heaven. Believing the Seven Seals detailed in Revelation have been opened, he and his mother flee their home to join a tongue-speaking evangelical church and to prepare for the end of the world, but after tragedy ensues, Caleb must rebuild his life without the only support he has ever known—his mother and the church.
An exploration of familial bonds and extremist faith, Into Captivity They Will Go is a whirlwind bildungsroman that reveals the fragility of a child’s identity. It is at once a study of guilt and redemption, and a book of how shattered trust can yet still lay the foundation for an entire life.
Born and raised in the Bible Belt, Noah Milligan is the author of the novel An Elegant Theory and the short story collection Five Hundred Poor. His work has been named a semi-finalist for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize and a finalist for Foreword Review’s 2016 Book of the Year. His short fiction has recently been published in Cowboy Jamboree, Orson’s Review, Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art, and elsewhere. Noah is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives in Norman, OK, with his wife and two children.
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All programs at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by Norman Parks and Recreation Department.