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The overstory: Richard Powers.

The overstory: Richard Powers.
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ISBN 9781473554481
Author Powers, Richard
Title The overstory [electronic resource] / Richard Powers.
Publisher/Date [London] : Cornerstone Digital, 2018.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Summary Note 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.
Target audience note Adult.
Subject Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Fiction
Deforestation -- Fiction
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Fiction
Forest conservation -- Fiction
Environmental protection -- Fiction
Human-plant relationships -- Fiction
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