Title Profile & Character Information

The Lacuna

Annotation

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.



Awards
2010  Orange Prize for Fiction
2009  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Characters
NameShepherd, Harrison William
GenderMale
OccupationWriter
TraitMixed race

GenreFiction
Historical
Biographical
Sociological
TopicsChildren of divorced parents
Writers
Diaries
Letters
Identity
Journeys
Artists
Friendship
Racially-mixed people
Political intrigue
SettingAsheville, North Carolina