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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
Summary:
The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific
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Genre/Form: Nature stories
Fictional Work
Novels
Nature fiction
Fiction
Romans
General
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powers, Richard, 1957-
Overstory.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
(OCoLC)1023574543
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Powers
ISBN: 039363552X 9780393635522
OCLC Number: 988292556
Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlist, 2019
NPR Best Books, 2018
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2019
2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
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.

Abstract:

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours―vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. -- Amazon.com

"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 communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers -- each summoned in different ways by trees -- are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest."--

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Autumn makes me think of leaves, which makes me think of trees, which makes me think of The Overstory, the best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period. -- Ann Read more...

 
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