Revue de presse
Tragic, and remarkable. . . . A novel that blends outlandish experience with Old Testament rhythms of prophecy and doom. --USA Today
A powerful new epic . . . She has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty. --Los Angeles Times Book Review
Fully realized, richly embroidered, triumphant. --Newsweek
Présentation de l'éditeur
Already a popular classic, THE POISONWOOD BIBLE was an Oprah Book Club Pick and a New York Times Bestseller.
THE POISONWOOD BIBLE is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.