Barbara joined Here and Now‘s Scott Tong to talk about Demon Copperhead and living in Appalachia.
Listen to the full conversation here: https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1144967074/1145319889
“Novelist Barbara Kingsolver loves living in the Appalachian hills of southwestern Virginia. But she says she feels that the region is often misconstrued by mainstream media. Her new book, Demon Copperhead, follows a young boy grappling with the consequences of loss, addiction and poverty – but also finding ways to survive through creativity and imagination. In this episode, Kingsolver speaks with Here & Now’s Scott Tong about the Dickensian influences in the novel, the divide between urban and rural, and the idea that ‘the middle of nowhere is relative.'”