Unsheltered (Hardback)Barbara Kingsolver (author)
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Kingsolver’s work is rooted in the way human lives intersect with a world at risk. Her latest novel is no exception: a story of shifting global perspective, seen by the light cast by past generations.
2016 Vineland; Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family - or the crumbling house that contains her.
1871 Vineland; Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order.
Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage. But both also find inspiration -- and an unlikely kindred spirit -- in Mary Treat, a scientist, adventurer and anachronism.
A testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. It is a novel that speaks truly to our times.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 755 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 40 mm
'...the wisdom unsheltered offers is wry, hard-wrestedand timeless, good balm when even the roof over your head seems shaky.' - The Financial Times
'...a substantial, satisfying novel.' - The Daily Mail
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