The Portobello Bookshop team are so pleased to be welcoming Barbara Kingsolver to Church Hill Theatre for an event to celebrate the paperback publication of Demon Copperhead. Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023, this reimagining of David Copperfield is the latest in Kingsolver's body of work that has been widely recognised by awards and critics alike. Kingsolver will be in conversation with a chair still to be announced.
Copies of Demon Copperhead will be on sale at the venue on the night. Please note that Ms Kingsolver is unable to sign or personalise books. Books will NOT be pre-signed, and there will be NO signing following the event.
There will not be a livestream of this event.
About Demon Copperhead:
Demon Copperhead is a once-in-a-generation novel that breaks and mends your heart in the way only the best fiction can.
Demon's story begins with his traumatic birth to a single mother in a single-wide trailer, looking 'like a little blue prizefighter.' For the life ahead of him he would need all of that fighting spirit, along with buckets of charm, a quick wit, and some unexpected talents, legal and otherwise. In the southern Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, poverty and addiction aren't ideas. They're as natural as the grass grows.
For Demon, born on the wrong side of luck, the affection and safety he craves is as remote as the ocean he dreams of seeing one day. The wonder is in how far he's willing to travel to try and get there. Suffused with truth, anger and compassion, Demon Copperhead is an epic tale of love, loss and everything in between.