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The Overstory

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Richard Powers


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal

Winner of France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine

Finalist for the Man Booker Prize

Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award

“Monumental…. A gigantic fable of genuine truths.”—Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—fast, slow, interconnected, 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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