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Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and confounds her self-assured, solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself unexpectedly marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with whom they share a place. "Prodigal Summer" demonstrates a balance of narrative, drama and ideas that is characteristic of Barbara Kingsolver's finest work.

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Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia.

Author description

Barbara Kingsolver's thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is Flight Behaviour.

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General Fields

  • : 9780571298853
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : March 2013
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : Main
  • : Paperback
  • : Barbara Kingsolver