- Noah Milligan
- October 1, 2019
- Fiction/Literature | 320pp
- Trade Paper 978-1-77168-177-3 $16.99
- Ebook 978-1-77168-178-0 $9.99
Into Captivity They Will Go
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.
“For any book about end-of-the-world cults, it would be tempting to stick to archetypes, easy jokes, and well-worn cliches. Yet the characters and motivations of Into Captivity They Will Go were human, compelling, and unnervingly familiar. The second-coming of the messiah and his enthusiastic mother aren’t insane or deceptive, just damaged and optimistic. How Noah Milligan manages to evoke such authenticity and compassion in a story of this kind is a literary magic trick that’ll convert even the most cynical.”
Charles Martin, Owner – Literati Bookstore