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The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
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Book Specifications

SKUID
:
AG-3225
ISBN
:
9780060930530
Published Year
:
1999
Author
:
Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher
:
Harper Perennial
Book Condition
:
Used Like New
Condition Note
:
This is a used book, in good condition.
Book Binding Type
:
Paper Back
Language
:
English
No. of Pages
:
560
Dimensions
:
20 x 13.5 cm
Availability
:
In Stock

Book Description

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 everything 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. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy.

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