Announcing a new Meetup for Literature and Libations!What
: The Poisonwood Bible When
: Monday, August 30, 2010 7:00 PMWhere
: Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub
96 Winthrop Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA 02138
Our first meetup was a success and I look forward to our next one! We will be discussing The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver.
Orleanna Price narrates the introductory chapter in five of the novel's seven sections. The narrative then alternates among the four daughters, with a slight preference for the voice of the most outspoken one, Leah. The four girls increasingly mature, as each adapts differently to African village life, to the misogyny of their father, and the political turmoil that overtakes The Congo in the 1960s. Nathan's lack of responsiveness to the Kilanga culture wears out his family's welcome, but he refuses to depart. It is only after a series of misfortunes, culminating in the death of one of the daughters, that the women leave the father to his folly. The survivors take very different paths into their futures, which are described up to the 1990s. The novel ends at the time of the death of Mobutu Sese Seko.
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