The Resource The overstory, Richard Powers

The overstory, Richard Powers

Label
The overstory
Title
The overstory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. 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. These four, and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest
Summary
Presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638509
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trees
  • Deforestation
  • Nature
  • Forest conservation
  • Environmental protection
  • Human-plant relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The overstory, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9781785151644
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The overstory, Richard Powers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9781785151644
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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