ISBN 9780571302024,Faber Moderns : Poisonwood Bible

Faber Moderns : Poisonwood Bible


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ISBN 9780571302024

Faber & Faber

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780571302024

ISBN-10 0571302025

Paper Back

Number of Pages 640 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The Poisonwood Bible tells the story of an American family in the Congo during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. The story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables. The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has written a novel of overwhelming power and passion

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