Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible comes this heart-rending instant classic.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2023. Winner of the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction
Demon Copperhead: a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Demon befriends us on this, his journey through the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.
Inspired by the unflinching truth-telling of David Copperfield, Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead gives voice to a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.
Format: Paperback | 560 pages
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 4.1 | 742g
Publication Date: 18 Oct 2022
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Edition Number: 1
Edition Statement: Export ed.
Condition: Very Good
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor (barely visible) scuff marks along the edges. No missing or damaged pages, very minimal creasing (on the last page only) but no tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.