Flight Behaviour


Author: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 9780571290802
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

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Lyrical, socially engaged and passionate.’ Sunday Times’There are many moments of lightness … and of great beauty, too.’ Independent’A compelling plot with lyrical passages and flashes of humour.’ Sunday TelegraphFlight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change by global bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2010. “The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked.

The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky.”On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change.

Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies. Flight Behaviour has featured on the NY Times bestseller list and is Barbara Kingsolver’s most accessible novel yet.

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