- 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, this 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.
“Deeply moving, sad and haunting, Into Captivity They Will Go reminds me of Salinger when he was at his most interesting; it is an intense and propulsive novel exploring what it means to be alive and spiritual in a world ignoring such ideas.” – Brandon Hobson, author of Where The Dead Sit Talking
“An ambitious and original novel that dares to explore – with both sharp-eyed clarity and full-hearted empathy – worlds and characters too often overlooked in contemporary fiction.” – Lou Berney, author of November Road
“Immersive . . . compelling and terrifying.” – Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)
“Noah Milligan is a keen observer of the complexities of the human condition that make us long for family and belonging, and can also create tribalism and extremist faith.” – Jennifer Haupt, author of In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills
“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
“Fascinating. Heartbreaking. Powerful. It is a story that will trouble your heart and mind long after the book is closed.” – Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Oklahoma State Poet Laureate & Director, The Red Earth MFA