Demon Copperhead (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

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A contemporary retelling of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield (no need to have read the original!), Demon Copperhead tells the story of a boy, an orphan, growing up in Appalachia who braves the modern perils of rural poverty, foster care, addiction and crushing loss. With the transformative power of a good story and a plot that never pauses for a breath, it is perhaps my favorite Barbara Kingsolver novel to date. Told in the first person, but with a whole Dickensian cast of characters bearing similar names to the original, I loved the pitch-perfect voice, a voice powerful and immediate and fierce, with a breathless intensity that grabs the reader from the start and fully immerses them in a story that at times feels like a punch to the gut. We hear in Demon Copperhead’s own words the desperation born of fentanyl and oxycontin addiction, of a system that has rendered him invisible, of people and communities broken by opioids, of children in need of heroes and finding none (Demon creates his own superheroes!) Brilliant and brutal, it is a classic coming-of-age tale of survival that is seething with rage and wickedness, compassion and heartbreak. Ed loved and highly recommends!

— Ed

November 2022 Indie Next List

“Come for Kingsolver’s classic mastery of language and descriptions that leave you overwhelmed in the most soulful way. Stay for a heart-wrenching and compassionate story of survival that will go down as one of her best works of all time.”
— Libby Monaghan, Twice Told Tales, McPherson, KS

Product Details
ISBN: 9788419552624
ISBN-10: 8419552623
Publisher: Batiscafo
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 680
Language: Spanish