Tue, 25 Jul|
JULY BOOK CLUB
Join us for an evening of conversation, as we dive into a bold, contemporary novel each month here at Manningtree Arts. June's book pick is 'Demon Copperhead' by Barbara Kingsolver
Time & Location
25 Jul 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Manningtree, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK
About the event
MA Book Club is the perfect chance to dive into discussion about some of the most contemporary and diverse literature out today. It's incredibly casual, a couple of hours once a month to chat, meet new people, have a glass of wine and read some great new books.
You can opt in, and opt out, each month - we will announce each month's title the month before, and you can buy your spot when it comes up on the website. Each month is £15, which includes your copy of the book AND your first drink completely free on the night. You can pop in and buy your book directly from the shop, or we can deliver.
If you would like you book copy delivered, please let us know by popping us an email at email@example.com.
If you would like your book collected from the shop, you don't need to do anything, your book will be available to pick up anytime from the following day.
by Barbara Kingsolver
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023
'First I got myself born.'
And so begins the tale of Demon Copperhead: 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, bucket-loads of charm and a talent or two the world is yet to discover. We befriend Demon on this, his journey through the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, the dizzying highs of true love, and the crushing losses that can accompany it.
It's impossible not to fall hard for this hero who has just made your acquaintance, as you hurtle through these pages wishing you could reach into the pages save him from hardships or steer him to the rays of light that shine through even his darkest days.
Inspired by the unflinching truth-telling of David Copperfield, Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon is the voice of new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind. This young man is about to steal all our hearts.
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