The consequences of climate change and society’s various responses to it are explored through the prism of an autumn / winter /spring in the Appalacians when millions of monarch butterflies arrive out of the blue. As events are narrated by Dellarobia Turnbow, on whose inlaws land the King Billies settle, we learn as much about life in rural mountain towns as we do about butterfly ecology and what this tells us about the existence and impact of global warming.
Long and a little slow/heavy going at times but ultimately very much worth the read.
Author page: Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver
Review: Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver – Climate change fears are given wings in Barbara Kingsolver’s well observed Appalachian tale (The Observer, Sunday 11 November 2012)