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Demon Copperhead : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.

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  • 33 of 122 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Culver-Union Township Public Library. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver.

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69 current holds with 122 total copies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC KINGSOLVER DEM (Text) 34304001034156 Adult - Fiction Checked out 02/17/2023

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Oprah's Book Club, 2022." -- Cover.
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. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.
Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Opioid abuse > Fiction.
Poverty > Appalachian Region > Fiction.
Lee County (Va.) > Fiction.
Appalachian Region > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.

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