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The overstory /

by Powers, Richard.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : William Heinemann, 2018Description: 502 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1785151630; 9781785151637; 9781785151644; 1785151649; 9780393635522; 039363552X.Other Title: Over story.Subject(s): Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Fiction | Deforestation -- Fiction | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Fiction | Forest conservation -- Fiction | Environmental protection -- Fiction | Human-plant relationships -- Fiction | Nature fiction | Novels
Contents:
Roots -- Nicholas Hoel -- Mimi Ma -- Adam Appich -- Ray Brinkman and Dorothy Cazaly -- Douglas Pavlicek -- Neelay Mehta -- Patricia Westerford -- Olivia Vandergriff -- Trunk -- Crown -- Seeds
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
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Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2018

Roots -- Nicholas Hoel -- Mimi Ma -- Adam Appich -- Ray Brinkman and Dorothy Cazaly -- Douglas Pavlicek -- Neelay Mehta -- Patricia Westerford -- Olivia Vandergriff -- Trunk -- Crown -- Seeds

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

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