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Friday Afternoon Book Club

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Friday Afternoon Book Club

Friday, April  12
1:00 – 2:00pm

Demond Copperhead 
By Barbara Kingsolver


Up for discussion in April is the book, Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver.
Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead 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. Demon braves the modern
perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and
crushing losses. He reckons with his invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes
have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.
Transposing the Victorian epic novel of Charles Dickens's David David Copperfield on the effects of
institutional poverty and its damage to children, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ 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.

Copies of the book will be available for pick-up at the library


April 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793
Washington, CT 06793 US
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