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Author Kingsolver, Barbara, author

Title The poisonwood bible : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver
Edition First edition
Published New York : HarperFlamingo, [1998]
New York, New York : HarperFlamingo, [1998]


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Description x, 546 pages ; 25 cm
Series Harper Perennial modern classics
Harper Perennial modern classics.
Contents Genesis -- Revelation -- Judges -- Bel and the serpent -- Exodus -- Song of the three children -- Eyes in the trees
Summary The Poisonwood Bible is a story 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 everything 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. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy
Analysis Domestic fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Americans -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Colonialism -- Fiction
Families -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Missionaries -- Fiction.
Missionaries -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Africa -- History -- Fiction.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 1960-1997 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 98019901
ISBN 0060175400 (hardback)
0060930535 (paperback)