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Demon Copperhead (Compact Disc)

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Demon Copperhead By Barbara Kingsolver, Charlie Thurston (Read by) Cover Image
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Demon Copperhead is a stunning retelling of David Copperfield set in Appalachia where Kingsolver was raised. Demon’s extraordinary journey parallels the beloved Dickensian hero but draws on themes of rural poverty and the tragic opioid epidemic. The characters' heartbreaking struggles seem insurmountable but there is always love and hope. This is truly Kingsolver’s tour de force!

— Julie A.

November 2022 Indie Next List


“Come for Kingsolver’s classic mastery of language and descriptions that leave you overwhelmed in the most soulful way. Stay for a heart-wrenching and compassionate story of survival that will go down as one of her best works of all time.”
— Libby Monaghan, Twice Told Tales, McPherson, KS

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Kingsolver is a writer who can help us understand and navigate the chaos of these times. --Minneapolis Star Tribune

From the New York Times bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behavior, a brilliant novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero's unforgettable journey to maturity.

Anyone will tell you the born of this world are marked from the get-out, win or lose.

Demon Copperhead is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It's the story of 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. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves 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.

Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.



Product Details
ISBN: 9798212037280
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Language: English