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**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 bookMargaret Atwood

'Radical and excitingJessie Burton

'BreathtakingBarbara Kingsolver

 
 

Review

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... -- EMMA THOMPSON

Dazzlingly written... Among the best novels I've read this decade -- ROBERT MACFARLANE, author of Underland

A novel about the natural world - trees specifically - and our power as human beings to destroy it or redeem it. It reminds me that we are all connected and that there is still time to make things right -- TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage

An extraordinary novel... It's an astonishing performance... The Overstory leaves you with a slightly adjusted frame of reference -- Ben Markovits ? Guardian

Should be mandatory reading the world over -- EMILIA CLARKE

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

One of the most thoughtful and involving novels I've read for years... Extraordinary ? Daily Telegraph

Absolutely blown away by this epic, heartbreaking novel about us and trees -- EMMA DONOGHUE, author of Room and The Pull of the Stars

[A] majestic redwood of a novel... Combines the multi-narrative approach of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas with a paean to the grandeur and wonder of trees... It is fitting that it ends with a message of hope ? Observer

A rare specimen: a Great American Eco-Novel... It will change the way you look at trees ? Financial Times

About the Author

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • ISBN: 9781784708245
  • Author: Richard Powers
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Pages: 640
  • Format: Paperback

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**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 bookMargaret Atwood

'Radical and excitingJessie Burton

'BreathtakingBarbara Kingsolver

 
 

Review

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... -- EMMA THOMPSON

Dazzlingly written... Among the best novels I've read this decade -- ROBERT MACFARLANE, author of Underland

A novel about the natural world - trees specifically - and our power as human beings to destroy it or redeem it. It reminds me that we are all connected and that there is still time to make things right -- TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage

An extraordinary novel... It's an astonishing performance... The Overstory leaves you with a slightly adjusted frame of reference -- Ben Markovits ? Guardian

Should be mandatory reading the world over -- EMILIA CLARKE

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

One of the most thoughtful and involving novels I've read for years... Extraordinary ? Daily Telegraph

Absolutely blown away by this epic, heartbreaking novel about us and trees -- EMMA DONOGHUE, author of Room and The Pull of the Stars

[A] majestic redwood of a novel... Combines the multi-narrative approach of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas with a paean to the grandeur and wonder of trees... It is fitting that it ends with a message of hope ? Observer

A rare specimen: a Great American Eco-Novel... It will change the way you look at trees ? Financial Times

About the Author

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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