Demon Copperhead' is a clever book that plunges readers into the rugged ‘white trash’ terrain of southern Appalachia. Drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens' 'David Copperfield,' Kingslover cleverly reimagines this classic story within the contemporary American South. The results are breathtaking. The story follows the life of Demon, a red-headed boy born into a life of adversity and challenges. It delves into the heartbreaking realities of poverty, marginalization, and addiction, themes that echo those of Dickens’ masterpiece.