The Overstory

Author: Richard Powers
Homepage 9781784708245

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General Fields

  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781784708245
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
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  • : July 2017
  • : 3.3 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : April 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
  • : Paperback
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  • : 436
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Barcode 9781784708245
9781784708245

Description

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.