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The Overstory

Richard Powers
Published 11/04/2019
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. '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. 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's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book' Margaret Atwood 'It's a masterpiece' Tim Winton 'Radical and exciting' Jessie Burton 'Breathtaking' Barbara Kingsolver 'Dazzlingly written' Robert Macfarlane