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Demon Copperhead (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

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What story worth its telling isn’t about the capacity to love? Some are simply that, romance novels that delve into the heart of what draws us to each other and the foibles we create and overcome to find romantic love. Some are stories of pain and tribulations: poverty, racism, the multitude of cruelties humankind have proven themselves oh so capable of inflicting upon each other over and over and over, because they think the own somehow better than others. Hillbilly Elegy claimed to give the Appalachian people a voice, but the author’s own bitterness, self-importance, lack of heart and soul, and political ambition failed the people he claimed to speak for. But Barbara Kingsolver has given Demon, his family, his friends, his enemies voice. Beware, it is the voice of human beings, at once deeply flawed and beautiful, and it calls all of us to account for our ignorance and judgement. Ultimately, this is a story of a boy and a place both beautiful and dangerous, and most of all, it is a love story.

— Linda

It’s hard to find words to describe how much of a masterpiece this is. But I’ll try. Kingsolver based this book off of the Dickens classic David Copperfield, but instead of Victorian England, she sticks you in the thick of the opioid epidemic in Virginia’s Appalachian mountains. We follow the unwanted and oft abused Damon from harsh trailer park life into even harsher foster homes as he bounces around, mistreated, used, ignored, doing his best to be invisible so no one notices he’s hungry and dirty. Through it all his gritty resilience and laugh out loud wit makes you love this young boy harder than you ever thought you could love a fictional character, so much you’ll want to protect him and all his preciousness–his passion for drawing comics, his ability to love despite everything, and his fight. Finally, someone has given this part of the country the respect its beautiful lands and people deserve. Kingsolver tells the story of their long exploitation, and she tells it not with condescension or derision, but with much-needed care. This is the best novel of 2022, and no other books even come close.

— Karen

November 2022 Indie Next List

“Come for Kingsolver’s classic mastery of language and descriptions that leave you overwhelmed in the most soulful way. Stay for a heart-wrenching and compassionate story of survival that will go down as one of her best works of all time.”
— Libby Monaghan, Twice Told Tales, McPherson, KS

Product Details
ISBN: 9788419552624
ISBN-10: 8419552623
Publisher: Batiscafo
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 680
Language: Spanish