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Released: 2012-11-06

Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver


Flight habits transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woguycff0478#three9;s slim experience of existence is thrpersonal widentificatione with the pressure of a raging fireplace. within the lyrical language of her local Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the wealthy, tarnished huguyity of her novelcff0478#three9;s population and finds the modern complexities of rural life. Characters and reader alike are life carried past acquainted territory here, into the unsettled ground of technological know-how, religion, and on a regular basis truces between reason and conviction.

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm spouse who gave up her personal plans when she by chance become pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of household disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for in step withguyent disappointment but seeks momentary get away via an obsessive flirtation with a younger guy. As she hikes up a mountain street behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a surprising sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. she will be able to simplest understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other reasons from scientists, non secular leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency attracts rural farmers into surprising acquaintance with urbane reporters, opportunists, sightseers, and a hanging biologist with his personal stake in the consequence. as the community lines up to pass judgement on the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her circle of relatives, her church, her town, and a bigger global, in a flight toward fact that would undo all she has ever believed.

Flight habits takes on one of the crucial contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the causes that drive denial and belief in a precarious global.

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creator: Barbara Kingsolverwriter: Harin step withBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 448

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