Title Profile & Character Information

The Rapture of Canaan

Annotation
At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.


Characters
NameHuff, Ninah
GenderFemale

NameLangston, Herman "Grandpa Herman"
GenderMale
TraitGrandfather

GenreLiterary
Sociological
Coming of age
Southern fiction
Fiction
TopicsTeenagers
Grandmothers
Unplanned pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy
Religious fundamentalism
Cults
Repression
Social outcasts
Social isolation
Faith
Spiritual enlightenment
SettingSouth Carolina
Church of Fire and Brimstone and God's Almighty Baptizing Wind
Religious community
Rural