Overstory by Richard Powers | Hallesches Haus!

Overstory by Richard Powers

Vintage Earth

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. An Air Force crew member in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Overstory is a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. It's the perfect literary escape but also an urgent novel, reconnecting us to the planet we inhabit - and must protect.

This book is part of Hallesches Haus' collection

Trees, Forests and Deep Woods: Finding One’s Way In, Out and Through

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