Barbara Kingsolver - Flight Behaviour (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780571290802
New York Times Bestseller & Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2013.
Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change by global bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2010.
"The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked. The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky."
On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change. Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies.
Flight Behaviour has featured on the NY Times bestseller list and is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2012 (This Edition 2013 - Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571290802
- SKU : B003029
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Lyrical, socially engaged and passionate.' - Sunday Times.
'There are many moments of lightness . . . and of great beauty, too.' - Independent.
'A compelling plot with lyrical passages and flashes of humour.' - Sunday Telegraph.
'This is an interesting take on global warming set among a poverty stricken community in the Appalachian mountains. Starts quite slowly and spends some time introducing the family dynamics and churchy community before coming to the main topic of global warming. While I was a bit impatient at first and wanted more science bits, in the end this turned out to be a satisfying read and I loved the fact that the story played out in a gritty working class environment where the change of climate directly affects ones livelihood.' - Waterstones Review.
'A dazzling page turner . . .' - Elle
'Majestic & brave . . . Flight Behaviour is both intimate & majestic' - NYT Book Review.
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels.
Featured Author . . . Barbara Kingsolver
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