Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

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Another masterpiece from the author of the Poisonwood Bible.

 

Set in a southern state of North America among a mostly poor and religious community, tension in the book arrives in the unlikely form of a host of butterflies. We learn, alongside the central characters, that the butterflies normal migration has been disturbed by climate change.

The community’s various responses to this state of affairs, alongside the disintegrating marriage of Dellarobia and Cub, forms the central part of the novel. Kingsolver’s usual skill at setting the big issues against the pressing smaller facts of people’s lives makes for a more cohesive novel than might be expected.

Deeply touching and a very honest response to the difficulties of climate change, a highly recommended read.

Elena

 

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  1. […] Flight Behaviour – A wonderful return from Barbara Kingsolver. I adore her books. […]

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