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Flight Behaviour - Barbara Kingsolver

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Flight Behaviour - Barbara Kingsolver

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Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. She has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. She hikes up a mountain road behind her house towards a secret tryst, but instead encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders and the media.
The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town and a larger world, in a flight towards truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Author
Barbara Kingsolver
Condition
Very good book has only been read once or twice, minor creases on edges from shelf wear
ISBN
9780571290789
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Publication Year
2012
Format
Paperback
Height cm
23.3
Length cm
15.3
Depth cm
3.3
Weight grams
600