The Overstory

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AUTOR
Richard Powers
WYMIAR
6,96 MB
NAZWA PLIKU
The Overstory.pdf
ISBN
7452610438906

OPIS

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 novel is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests. We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow us. The Overstory 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 Nor The Overstory accomplishes what few living writers from either camp, art or science, could attempt.

by Tim Lepczyk. Richard Power's novel, The Overstory, is a complex, spreading network of roots and branches.

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