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Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead Barbara Kingsolver

£9.99Price

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

TWICE WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION

SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE FOR FICTION

THE MULTI-MILLION COPY SELLING AUTHOR

BOOK AT BEDTIME ON BBC RADIO 4

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

'Without a doubt the best book I'll read this year.' KATE ATKINSON

'It's EPIC. Righteously angry, DEEPLY moving and exquisitely written.' MARIAN KEYES

'Daring, entertaining and highly readable.' The Times

'Electrifying.' Daily Mail

'A blaze of a book.' RACHEL JOYCE

'A masterclass.' RICHARD POWERS

'Masterful.' Pulitzer Prize

'Powerful.' Guardian

'A work of genius.' KATE MOSSE

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Demon Copperhead is a once-in-a-generation novel that breaks and mends your heart in the way only the best fiction can.

Demon's story begins with his traumatic birth to a single mother in a single-wide trailer, looking 'like a little blue prizefighter.' For the life ahead of him he would need all of that fighting spirit, along with buckets of charm, a quick wit, and some unexpected talents, legal and otherwise.

In the southern Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, poverty isn't an idea, it's as natural as the grass grows. For a generation growing up in this world, at the heart of the modern opioid crisis, addiction isn't an abstraction, it's neighbours, parents, and friends. 'Family' could mean love, or reluctant foster care. For Demon, born on the wrong side of luck, the affection and safety he craves is as remote as the ocean he dreams of seeing one day. The wonder is in how far he's willing to travel to try and get there.

Suffused with truth, anger and compassion, Demon Copperhead is an epic tale of love, loss and everything in between.

'Legit about to get an 'I'd rather be reading Demon Copperhead' sticker for my Nissan Murano.' ROB DELANEY

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What readers are saying:

***** 'An amazing, beautifully written story I cannot wait to recommend to everyone I know.'

***** 'Powerful and brilliant. To immerse yourself in a Kingsolver novel is to put yourself in the hands of a master.'

***** 'A must read and heart-opening book.'

***** 'Raw, angry, starkly beautiful. . . Genuinely one of the best books I've ever read.'

***** 'Amazingly complex. . . [Kingsolver] is, by far, one of the greatest living authors'

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