Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver – review

By Louise O'Brien In Books

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13th December, 2012
Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel, Flight Behaviour, opens with Dellarobia Turnbow’s headlong flight from her own life, recklessly and rapturously prepared to destroy everything rather than endure any longer. She flees from an accidental marriage and intentional motherhood, grinding poverty, limited horizons and desires unfulfilled. She flees from her nit-picking mother-in-law, Hester, her stubborn father-in-law, Bear, and her inert and well-meaning husband, Cub. Her best friend, Dovey – dry, earthy and just a bit ditsy – is the kindred spirit who reminds Dellarobia of who she ...

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