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The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780060786502
Número de páginas: 576
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 15 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-08-04
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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.