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The Overstory: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

The Overstory: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

Nine strangers, each in different ways, become summoned by trees, brought together in a last stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.

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ISBN 9781785151637
Barcode 9781785151637
Published 15 April 2018 by Cornerstone
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Powers, Richard
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781785151637
ISBN-10 1785151630
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint William Heinemann Ltd
Publication Date 15 April 2018
International Publication Date 5 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Powers, Richard
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 44mm
Weight 760g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 895628

Description of this Book

Nine strangers, each in different ways, become summoned by trees, brought together in a last stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable, ranging from antebellum New York to the late-twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, revealing a world alongside our own - vast, slow, 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Formidably forks through time and place as it considers how best to care for our world. * i paper *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, including Orfeo (which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Echo Maker, The Time of Our Singing, Galatea 2.2 and Plowing the Dark. He is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and the National Book Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time NBCC finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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