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Literature & Fiction

Released: 2012-11-06






Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

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Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young lady's narrow experience of existence is thrown large with the force of a raging hearth. withIn 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. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried past familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, religion, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.

Dellarobia Turnbow is a stressed farm wife who gave up her personal 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 non permanent break out through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain street in the back of her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley full of what looks like a lake of fire. She can simplest bear in mind it as a cautionary miracle, nevertheless it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, non secular leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into surprising acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist along with his own stake in the end result. As the community strains up to judge the lady and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her domestic, her church, her city, and a bigger world, in a flight toward fact that would undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Habits takes on probably the most contentious subjects of our time: climate exchange. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the causes that pressure denial and perception in a precarious world.

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Author: Barbara Kingsolver Writer: Harper Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 448

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