- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2019 (UK)
- Vintage Classics
- 197 x 130 x 38 mm
- B-format paperback
- 513 g
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A novel from the Vintage Earth collection** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION ** A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. The perfect literary escape. 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 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. 'It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it' Barack Obama 'Really, just one of the best novels, period' Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House VINTAGE EARTH is a collection of novels to transform our relationship with the natural world. Each one is a work of creative activism, a blast of fresh air, a seed from which change can grow. The books in this series reconnect us to the planet we inhabit - and must protect. Discover great writing on the most urgent story of our times.
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A novel about the natural world - trees specifically - and our power as human beings to destroy it or redeem it. It reminds me that we are all connected and that there is still time to make things right -- TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage An extraordinary novel... It's an astonishing performance... The Overstory leaves you with a slightly adjusted frame of reference * Guardian * Should be mandatory reading the world over -- EMILIA CLARKE On almost every page of The Overstory you will find sentences that combine precision and vision. You will learn new facts about trees... [An] exhilarating read * The Times * One of the most thoughtful and involving novels I've read for years... Extraordinary * Daily Telegraph *
Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.