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The Overstory

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Richard Powers


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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019</b></p><p> <b>A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe.</b></p><p> <b>'Really, just one of the best novels, period' Ann Patchett </b><br /><b> </b><br /><b> </b>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.</p><p> 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.</p><p> 'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book' <b>Margaret Atwood</b></p><p> 'It's a masterpiece' <b>Tim Winton</b></p><p> 'Radical and exciting' <b>Jessie Burton</b><br /><b></b><br /><b> '</b>Breathtaking' <b>Barbara Kingsolver</b> </p><p>'Dazzlingly written' <b>Robert Macfarlane</b></p>
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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date11 Apr 2019
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