Barbara Kingsolver - Prodigal Summer (2nd Hand Paperback)
Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia.
It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. Nature, too, it seems, is not immune.
From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her self-assured, solitary life.
On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own.
And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected.
Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections of love to one another and to the surrounding nature with which they share a place.
With its strong balance of narrative and drama, Prodigal Summer is stands alongside The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna as one of Barbara Kingsolver's finest works.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2013 (Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571298853
- SKU : B002172
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Lots of different subplots that eventually intertwine, includes a love story too. She writes very lyrically, you'll want to savour this one. Nature / animal lovers will appreciate this one too. Something for everyone, this one is probably in my all time top 10 or 15 list . . .
. . . 2nd reading: This is not a book to read but a book to feel. It's a book you feel the truth and the rightness of, down deep in your gut." - Goodreads Review.