Demon Copperhead : a novel
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022].
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First edition.
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548 pages ; 24 cm.
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022].
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First edition.
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The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.
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Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, this is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities. Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, B. (2022). Demon Copperhead: a novel (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara. 2022. Demon Copperhead: A Novel. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara. Demon Copperhead: A Novel Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

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Kingsolver, Barbara. Demon Copperhead: A Novel First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

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