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The overstory : a novel

Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back to life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Nature fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Powers
ISBN: 9780393635522 039363552X 9781785151637 1785151630
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 988292556
Description: 502 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Roots --
Nicholas Hoel --
Mimi Ma --
Adam Appich --
Ray Brinkman and Dorothy Cazaly --
Douglas Pavlicek --
Neelay Mehta --
Patricia Westerford --
Olivia Vandergriff --
Trunk --
Crown --
Seeds.
Responsibility: Richard Powers.

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'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book.' Margaret Atwood A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review)  Read more...
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"An extraordinary novel ... It's an astonishing performance ...He's incredibly good at describing trees, at turning the science into poetry ...The book is full of ideas ... Like Moby-Dick, The Read more...

 
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