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THE OVERSTORY (Richard Powers)

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ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

With resplendent storytelling Richard Powers conjures man’s ancient biological and emotional connection to trees. Each of the novel’s vulnerable characters seeks meaning and purpose in life, and each comes closer to obtaining it by striving to save diminishing forest land from mankind’s ambivalence and outright destruction. Powers’ interlinked narratives achieve what, in our times, seems nearly impossible: they make us feel the irrevocable loss of our nature heritage in a way that is original and resonant. While the lives of Powers’ characters comprise the novel’s engaging “overstory,” it is the trees’ unforgettable “understory” that forever will change the way that you think about the wonderous complexity and generosity of the arboreal world.