The Overstory: Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

 
9781784708245: The Overstory: Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Vedi tutte le copie di questo ISBN:
 
 

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe

‘Really, just one of the best novels, period’ Ann Patchett
‘The best book I’ve read in ten years’ Emma Thompson
‘Dazzlingly written’ Robert Macfarlane
‘Breathtaking’ Barbara Kingsolver

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

‘The best... Should be mandatory reading the world over’
Emilia Clarke

‘It’s a masterpiece’
Tim Winton

‘Radical and exciting’
Jessie Burton

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

"Autumn makes me think of leaves, which makes me think of trees, which makes me think of The Overstory, the best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period." (Ann Patchett)

"[The Overstory is] the best book I’ve read in ten years. It’s a remarkable piece of literature, and the moment it speaks to is climate change. So, for me, it’s a lodestone. It’s a mind-opening fiction, and it connects us all in a very positive way to the things that we have to do if we want to regain our planet. We’ve got lots and lots of trees where we live in Scotland. If I’m feeling unwell or unsettled in any way, I always go and sit with a tree or walk through the trees, and that’s incredibly healing and helpful" (Emma Thompson New York Times)

"An extraordinary novel ... It’s an astonishing performance ...He’s incredibly good at describing trees, at turning the science into poetry ...The book is full of ideas ... Like Moby-Dick, The Overstory leaves you with a slightly adjusted frame of reference ... Some of what was happening to his characters passed into my conscience, like alcohol into the bloodstream, and left a feeling behind of grief or guilt, even after I put it down. Which is one test of the quality of a novel." (Guardian)

"The time is ripe for a big novel that tells us as much about trees as Moby-Dick does about whales ... The Overstory is that novel and it is very nearly a masterpiece ... The encyclopaedic powers of Powers extend from the sciences to the literary classics. On almost every page of The Overstory you will find sentences that combine precision and vision. You will learn new facts about trees ... [An] exhilarating read." (The Times)

"[The Overstory] whirls together so many characters, so much research and such a jostle of intersecting ideas that, at times, it feels like a landbound companion to Moby-Dick’s digressional and obsessive whale tale ... One of the most thoughtful and involving novels I’ve read for years ... This long book is astonishingly light on its feet, and its borrowings from real research are conducted with verve ... The propulsive style and the enthusiastic reverence of Powers’s writing about nature keep it whizzing through any amount of linked observations on literary criticism, political science and statistical analysis. It’s an extraordinary novel, alert to the large ideas and humanely generous to the small ones; in an age of cramped autofictions and self-scrutinising miniatures, it blossoms." (Daily Telegraph)

L'autore:

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

Foto dell'editore

1.

Richard Powers
Editore: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2019)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2019. Paperback. Condizione: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019**A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. The perfect literary escape.'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'Radical and exciting' Jessie Burton'Breathtaking' Barbara Kingsolver. Codice articolo AAZ9781784708245

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,37
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

2.

Richard Powers
Editore: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2019)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2019. Paperback. Condizione: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019**A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. The perfect literary escape.'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'Radical and exciting' Jessie Burton'Breathtaking' Barbara Kingsolver. Codice articolo BTA9781784708245

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

3.

Richard Powers (author)
Editore: Random House 2019-04-11, London (2019)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Random House 2019-04-11, London, 2019. paperback. Condizione: New. Language: ENG. Codice articolo 9781784708245

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,22
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

4.

POWERS RICHARD
Editore: RANDOM HOUSE UK (2018)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro RANDOM HOUSE UK, 2018. Condizione: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Codice articolo 1784708240-2-1

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

5.

Powers, Richard
Editore: Vintage
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Quantità: 1
Da
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Codice articolo MBSN1784708240

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,30
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

6.

Powers, Richard
Editore: Vintage (2019)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage, 2019. Paperback. Condizione: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice articolo mon0004325584

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 8,99
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

7.

Powers, Richard
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Quantità: > 20
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo ria9781784708245_new

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,80
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 8,99
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

8.

Powers, Richard
Editore: Vintage (2019)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: > 20
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage, 2019. Condizione: New. 2019. Paperback. . . . . . Codice articolo V9781784708245

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,50
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

9.

Powers, Richard
Editore: Vintage
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: > 20
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione: New. 2019. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice articolo V9781784708245

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 8,70
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

10.

Richard Powers
Editore: Vintage 2019-04-11 (2019)
ISBN 10: 1784708240 ISBN 13: 9781784708245
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Vintage 2019-04-11, 2019. Paperback. Condizione: New. Codice articolo 6666-GRD-9781784708245

Informazioni sul venditore | Contattare il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 16,86
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro