Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible (2nd Hand Paperback)
An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world.
This new edition for 2017 features a cover design by award-winning fashion designer, Tina Lobondi.
This story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.
They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1999 (This Ed. 2007 - Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571201754
- SKU : B001529
- PPC : SP490gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is quite simply a wonderful novel . . . rich with history, both beautiful and brutal, detailing the colonial past of The Congo, its people and its demise. Spread over three decades and told through the eyes of Orleanna and her four daughters.
It rips along at an easy pace with chapters just short enough to allow for a breather before the next shock, thrill or laugh out loud moment. Of these there are plenty! Rachel with her malapropisms (very, very funny and somehow much more apt), Ruth May with her childlike innocence and inquisitiveness. Adah is a scream and most definitely my favourite character, and Leah is perhaps the voice of reason." - Waterstones 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.
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