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The Resource Flight behaviour : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Flight behaviour : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

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Flight behaviour : a novel
Title
Flight behaviour
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, but instead encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Literary form
fiction
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  • Climatic changes
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Appalachian Mountains
Target audience
adult
Label
Flight behaviour : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
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Publication
Note
"Winner of the Orange Prize"--Cover
Control code
000050108787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
436 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571290772
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Flight behaviour : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Orange Prize"--Cover
Control code
000050108787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
436 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571290772
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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