Demon Copperhead : Winner of the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction - Barbara Kingsolver
Women's Prize for Fiction 2023

Demon Copperhead

Winner of the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction

By: Barbara Kingsolver

Paperback | 9 May 2023

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A masterpiece in storytelling from the global bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behaviour.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2023
Shortlisted for the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction

The multi-million copy selling author

An Oprah Book Club Pick


'Extraordinary.' - Oprah
'Electrifying. . . Every sentence here sizzles.' - Daily Mail
'It's EPIC. Righteously angry, DEEPLY moving and exquisitely written.' - Marian Keyes
'A true highlight of 2022 fiction.' - Independent
'A fantastic read.' - Emily Maitlis
'Book of the Month' - Women & Home
'A masterclass.' - Richard Powers
'A powerful tale.' - Good Housekeeping
'[Kingsolver] means to save us by telling us stories. . . She comes closer than anyone else I know.' - Ann Patchett

Demon Copperhead is a once-in-a-generation novel that breaks and mends your heart in the way only the best fiction can.Demon's story begins with his traumatic birth to a single mother in a single-wide trailer, looking 'like a little blue prizefighter.' For the life ahead of him he would need all of that fighting spirit, along with buckets of charm, a quick wit, and some unexpected talents, legal and otherwise.

In the southern Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, poverty and addiction aren't ideas. They're as natural as the grass grows. For Demon, born on the wrong side of luck, the affection and safety he craves is as remote as the ocean he dreams of seeing one day. The wonder is in how far he's willing to travel to try and get there.

Suffused with truth, anger and compassion, Demon Copperhead is an epic tale of love, loss and everything in between.

What readers are saying:

'An amazing, beautifully written story I cannot wait to recommend to everyone I know.'

'Powerful and brilliant. To immerse yourself in a Kingsolver novel is to put yourself in the hands of a master.'

'A must read and heart-opening book.'

'Raw, angry, starkly beautiful. . . Genuinely one of the best books I've ever read.'

'Amazingly complex. . . [Kingsolver] is, by far, one of the greatest living authors'

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver is the global prize-winning and bestselling author of ten novels including Unsheltered, Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays and creative non-fiction. Her work of narrative non-fiction is the influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.

Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. She has both won and been shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

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