Wheelers Books
The Overstory: A Novel
 

The Overstory: A Novel (Hardback)

By Powers, Richard

  • RRP: $43.99
  • $41.79
  • Save $2.20
  • In Stock US

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. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banya...n. 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. These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside ours-vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.
Read more

ISBN 9780393635522
Released NZ 16 Mar 2018
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Availability
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780393635522
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 16 Mar 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Powers, Richard
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 770g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Environmental protection, Nature stories, Trees, Environmental responsibility, Forests and forestry
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

TOP