Beneath the Silent Heavens reimagines the story of the Flood and the Ark. Enter a world aglitter with the brightness of decadence: generations asunder, forgotten wisdom lapsing into legend, Earth plagued by monstrous otherworldly evil yet seeming to wish its own doom. Here is tale-telling pageantry: epochs (our own among them) whirled together, populated with patriarchs and hipsters, artists, intellectuals, peasants, high rhetoric and hearthside banter, words of passion and of skepticism, and animals who still have the way of speech—all against the backdrop of Noe (the last who hears the animal speech) struggling together with his family against suspicion and violence. With its eerie atmosphere of doom pervading the many times and customs (human or animal) on display, Beneath the Silent Heavens offers a glimpse of “wonder before the sheer prodigality of creation,” a vision of creation as ecological as it is Eucharistic. It is a story of timeless disaster and hope that will delight readers of The Neverending Story and Till We Have Faces.