Flight behavior : a novel
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
New York Times Notable Book
Best Book Of The Year
Amazon's Top 100: Editor's Choice
Usa Today Best Book Of The Year
Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man.
She hikes up a mountain road behind her house toward a secret tryst, but instead encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome.
As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.
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Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Tennessee -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper Perennial,2013
|Edition||1st Harper Perennial ed.|
Includes: P.S. insights, interviews & more.
436, 16 pages ; 21 cm