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Demon Copperhead : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.

Kingsolver, Barbara, (author.). Bilardello, Robin, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0063251922
  • ISBN: 9780063251922
  • ISBN: 9780063251922
  • ISBN: 0063251922
  • Physical Description: 548 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

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General Note:
"Oprah's book club 2022"--Jacket.
Summary, etc.:
Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, this is 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.
Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Opioid abuse > Fiction.
Poverty > Appalachian Region > Fiction.
Lee County (Va.) > Fiction.
Appalachian Region > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.

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  • 11 of 125 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 74 current holds with 125 total copies.
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Ansonia Public Library FIC KINGSOLVER, BARBARA (Text) 34045150010754 Adult Fiction On holds shelf -
Babcock Library - Ashford F Kin (Text) 33110150605325 Adult Fiction In transit -
Beacon Falls Public Library FIC KIN (Text) 33120152851934 Adult New Fiction Checked out 01/30/2024
Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted FIC KINGSOL (Text) 33750000082595 Adult Fiction In transit -
Beardsley Branch - Bridgeport FIC KINGSOLVER (Text) 34000151364270 Adult Fiction In transit -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford F KINGSOLVER B (Text) 32544072705824 Adult Fiction Checked out 03/14/2024
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Kin (Text) 33160150519265 Adult Fiction In transit -
Bethel Public Library KINGSOLVER (Text) 34030147228057 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Bethel Public Library KINGSOLVER (Text) 34030148541409 Adult Fiction On holds shelf -
Brookfield Library F/KINGSOLVER (Text) 34029154493083 Adult Fiction On holds shelf -

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