A somewhat interesting fictional account of the building and journey of Noah's ark. Written in the first person by the concubine of Ham, ReJana, the Biblical story is played out with a level of humanity and perspective that folks who read Genesis with reverence will probably take umbrage with.
Portraying the family of Noah as extremely failable, and at times even cruel, the story takes the reader from the salt marshes of Caanan to the desert where the ark is being built. The father of ReJana is a master shipwright, and he soon finds work assisting the sons of Noah in building the ark. In the interim, ReJana falls in love with Ham - creating an unsusatinable forbidden relationship - Ham being bethrothed to another. Taking the reader from the building through the flood scene and eventually to Ararat, the story moves along fairly well, with a couple of twists and turns along the way.
The story itself is pretty imaginative and creative view of the flood legend. The writing style is easy to follow, and while not a page-turner, is reasonably interesting read as well. There are just enough plot twists and characters to keep the interest of the reader. If you are a Biblical literalist, you will probably find this book heretical. If you are a dyed in the wool secularist, you will probably find this book both uninteresting and fanciful. If you understand the allegory of the Genesis story of Noah and have somewhat solid knowledge of the Bible story, you may find it an interesting read.