Demon Copperhead

Title Demon Copperhead
Names Kingsolver, Barbara.
Book Number DB110786
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "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." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Thurston, Charlie.
Local Subject General Fiction - GFI
Staff Picks - STAFF
Family Story (Single Generation) - FST
Commercial Audio - COMAU
Southern Fiction - SOF
Bestseller - Fiction - BEF
American fiction - 813
Audience Notes Male narrator - MN
Unrated - Commercial Audio - UR
Bestseller - BES
LC Subject Bildungsromans
Mothers - Death - Fiction
Opioid abuse - United States - Fiction
Orphans - Fiction
Poverty - Appalachian Region - Fiction
Teenage boys - Appalachian Region - Fiction
Appalachian Region - Rural conditions - Fiction
Lee County (Va.) - Fiction
Language English
Released 2022
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