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The overstory

Powers, Richard
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"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 to 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."--

adult

Richard Powers.

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlist, 2019

NPR Best Books, 2018

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2019

Text in English.

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