Demon Copperhead : a novel
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022].
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548 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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"An Oprah's Book Club Selection"
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“Demon Copperhead reimagines Dickens’s story in a modern-day rural America contending with poverty and opioid addiction...Like Dickens, she is unblushingly political and works on a sprawling scale...Episode by episode she persuasively conveys the mind of a teenage boy…It’s hard to think of another living novelist who could take a stab at Dickens and rise above the level of catastrophe.” —New York Times 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.
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The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.
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Oprah's book club 2022.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, B., & Dickens, C. (2022). Demon Copperhead: a novel (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara and Charles Dickens. 2022. Demon Copperhead: A Novel. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara and Charles Dickens. Demon Copperhead: A Novel Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara,, and Charles Dickens. Demon Copperhead: A Novel First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

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