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Madeline Island Book Club – Apr. 2024 – Demon Copperhead

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Demon Copperhead
Demon Copperhead
Madeline Island Book Club – Apr. 2024 – Demon Copperhead

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Demon Copperhead - Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.

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Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind.

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Apostle Island Booksellers
112 Rittenhouse Avenue
Bayfield, WI
715-779-0200
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Honest Dog Books
40 S. Second St. #1455
Bayfield, WI
715-779-5223
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Madeline Island Library
1 Library St.
La Pointe, WI
(715)747-3662
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Date:
April 16
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Book Club Zoom
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