Format:
Book
Author:
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Title:
Flight behavior : a novel / by Barbara Kingsolver.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Harper, 2012.
Description:
436 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever.
Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.--publisher.
Subjects:
Women biologists -- Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Tennessee -- Fiction.
LCCN:
2012025321
ISBN:
9780062124265
0062124269
Other Number:
778416501
System Availability:
11
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
11
Control Number:
335142
Call Number:
FICTION Kingsolv
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6