Flight Behaviour: A Novel – Barbara Kingsolver


First Edition, Faber, 2012, Large Format Paperback – Fiction – 434 pp.
Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel’s inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence.
Tired of living in oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media firestorm that changes her life forever.
Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver’s most thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest. A captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change.

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