Discontented with her life of poverty on a failing farm in the Eastern United States, Dellarobia, a young mother, impulsively seeks out an affair. Instead, on the Appalachian mountains above her home, she discovers something much more profoundly life-changing - a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged? Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.
I started Flight Behaviour with mixed trepidation as to whether I'd end up hating rather than loving the story. It surprised me, nonetheless. Environmentally themed, Beautiful, articulate, lyrical and moving. A wonderfully dense novel with a slow build-up. Definitely not a beach book, but it's well worth reading.
Publisher,Faber & Faber
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