Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Demon Copperhead won the 2023 Women’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A story both hilarious and heartbreaking, we follow a young man’s unforgettable journey to maturity in America’s southern Appalachia. Just as Dickens understood institutional poverty and its damage to children, BK captures young Damon Field’s fierce talent for survival. Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dicken’s anger and compassion as she accompanies our hero through foster care, child labor, derelict schools, addiction, love, and loss. A well written saga.