THE POISONWOOD BIBLE

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story 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 post-colonial 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 paths to redemption, Barbra Kingsolver has brought forth most ambitious work ever. Freshman Common Read: Augsburg College



  • EAN

    9780060786502

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    576 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.5 cm

  • Largeur

    13.2 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.8 cm

  • Poids

    440 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver est née en 1955 à Carlisle dans le Kentucky. Biologiste de formation, elle a poursuivi des
études en écologie à l'Université d'Arizona où elle est devenue écrivain scientifique. Souffrant d'insomnie, elle
a commencé sa carrière de romancière en écrivant "L'Arbre aux haricots". Elle partage désormais son temps
entre l'Arizona et sa ferme dans les Appalaches. Tous ses romans sont publiés aux Éditions Rivages.

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