Demon Copperhead PDF/E-Book by Barbara Kingsolver


Demon Copperhead: This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. It’s a sad story but written with cleverness and warmth. Kingsolver’s writing style is simple yet observant, full of details and energy. Don’t hesitate to read it, even if it looks heavy – it’s worth it! Highly Recommended 4.6/5 🌟.

Description of the Book:

Demon Copperhead Book Synopsis:

“Anyone will tell you the born of this world are marked from the get-out, win or lose.”

Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, this is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind.

Book Quotes That We Like:

“The wonder is that you could start life with nothing, end with nothing, and lose so much in between.”

“At the time, I thought my life couldn’t get any worse. Here’s some advice: Don’t ever think that.”

“It’s safer knowing more about people than they know about you.”

“I think most of humankind would agree, the hard part of high school is the people.”

“People love to believe in danger, as long as it’s you in harm’s way, and them saying bless your heart.”

“Certain pitiful souls around here see whiteness as their last asset that hasn’t been totaled or repossessed.”

“Never be mean in anything. Never be false. Never be cruel. I can always be hopeful of you.”

“All God’s children have to take a shit, but you’d never know it from the way they treat the ones who have to clean it up.”

“I got up every day thinking the sun was out there shining, and it could just as well shine on me as any other human person.”

“When your parent clocks out before you clock in, you can spend way too much of your life staring into that black hole.”

 Barbara Kingsolver, Demon Copperhead

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