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The Overstory: A Novel

The Overstory: A Novel (Hardback)

By Powers, Richard

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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.
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ISBN 9780393635522
Released NZ 16 Mar 2018
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393635522
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 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: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 773g
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