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    Description"The Poisonwood Bible" tells the story of an American family in the Congo during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. The story is 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 all 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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables. "The Poisonwood Bible" dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has written a novel of overwhelming power and passion.


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    Title
    The Poisonwood Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Kingsolver
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 488 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571298846
    ISBN 10: 0571298842
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Fiction
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Author Information
    Barbara Kingsolver's thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is The Lacuna.