The Overstory

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AUTOR
Richard Powers
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11,22 MB
NAZWA PLIKU
The Overstory.pdf
ISBN
8122251477570

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018, a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe'The best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period' - Ann PatchettAn 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 into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan.This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe.'Breathtaking' - Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times'It's a masterpiece' - Tim Winton'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book' - Margaret Atwood'An astonishing performance' - Benjamin Markovits, Guardian" />SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018, a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe'The best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period' - Ann PatchettAn 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 into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan.This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe.'Breathtaking' - Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times'It's a masterpiece' - Tim Winton'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book' - Margaret Atwood'An astonishing performance' - Benjamin Markovits, Guardian

The characters interact, are invented, relate and yet seem not to realize their influence. The "overstory" of Richard Powers's title is a term for the canopy of a forest, the foliage at the top of the trees. Powers has sometimes been criticized for being a "top-down" novelist, one who presents characters from the high or long perspective of history, science, or music. The Overstory 'The best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period' Ann Patchett An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. 1.

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. Podziel się na Facebooku. Właśnie zrecenzowałem The Overstory "The best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period." Ann PatchettAn artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed ... "P eople see better what looks like them," observes the field biologist Patricia Westerford, one of the nine—nine—main characters of Richard Powers's 12th novel, The Overstory.And trees ... The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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