The Overstory

de Richard Powers (2018)




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The Overstory 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. 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. There is a world alongside ours – vast, 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.

Titre original : The Overstory (2018)

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2019 Editions Vintage

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 625 pages | ISBN : 9781784708245

2018 Editions William Heinemann

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 512 pages | Sortie : 5 avril 2018 | ISBN : 9781785151644

2018 [E-book] Editions Cornerstone Digital

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 512 pages | Format : AZW | Sortie : 5 avril 2018

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