Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver audiobook

Demon Copperhead: A Novel

By Barbara Kingsolver
Read by Charlie Thurston

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063251922

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 10/18/2022

    ISBN: 9798212037280

  • Available on 10/18/2022

    ISBN: 9798212037273

  • Available on 10/18/2022

    ISBN: 9798212037297

Runtime: 21.05 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An October 2022 LibraryReads Pick

“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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A contemporaneous David Copperfield.” Library Journal
“Demon’s fierce attachment to his home ground, a place where he is known and supported, tested to the breaking point as the opiate epidemic engulfs it…An angry, powerful book seething with love and outrage for a community too often stereotyped or ignored.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Barbara Kingsolver

Author Bio: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of more than ten New York Times bestsellers, including works of fiction, poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her work has earned literary awards, including the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts, as well as the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her body of work. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 21.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English