Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver – an epic tale of love, loss and everything in between (PLUS: Listen to an excerpt)
More about the book!
Barbara Kingsolver’s highly anticipated new novel Demon Copperhead is out in October from Jonathan Ball Publishers!
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.
Faber and Faber shared an exclusive excerpt from the audiobook on social media. Listen here:
'Kingsolver celebrates humanity in all its forms with incredible warmth.’ Woman & Home
Listen to an exclusive extract from the audiobook edition of #DemonCopperhead, out this Tuesday ✨ pic.twitter.com/wI5BUNddnw
— Faber Books (@FaberBooks) October 16, 2022
About the author
Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955, and grew up in rural Kentucky. She earned degrees in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona, and has worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985. At various times in her adult life she has lived in England, France, and the Canary Islands, and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America. She spent two decades in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to southwestern Virginia where she currently resides.