In this mind-blowing novel, Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.
A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.
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 continents few remaining acres of virgin forest.
In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of?and paean to?the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, 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, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. 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.
The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanitys self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? "Listen. Theres something you need to hear."
During the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police and never seen again. Across the ocean, in the leafy suburbs of London, a man caring for his dying wife discovers a lock of hair among her papers that unravels a terrible secret. In Jerusalem, an antiques dealer has spent a lifetime reassembling his father's study, plundered by the Nazis from Budapest in 1944; now only one item remains to be found.
Connecting these lives is a desk of many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away. And as the narrators of Great House make their confessions, this desk comes finally to stand for all that has been taken from them, and all that binds them to what has disappeared.
Great House is a story haunted by questions: What do we pass on to our children and how do they absorb our dreams and losses? How do we respond to disappearance, destruction, and change?
Nicole Krauss has written a soaring, powerful novel about memory struggling to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss.
Amerikanische Autorin, "Emperor's Children, 2006 / Des Kaisers Kinder", "The woman upstairs, 2013", noch ô dt.
2017, Frauenfreundschaft, die während der Zeit auf eine harte Probe gestellt wird.
An extensively annotated anthology of twenty-two of the horror master's best writings also examines Lovecraft's rise and accomplishments against a backdrop of the pulp fiction era while evaluating his influence on literature.
Inspired by the plot of King Lear , describes the story of a family who has reaped the sea's bounty on Loosewood Island for 300 years, but pays for it with the loss of every firstborn son. 15,000 first printing.
A biography of one of America's most treasured playwrights describes the writer's public persona as well as his more personal life, including conflicts with his family, his sexuality and multiple affairs and even his misreported death. 35,000 first printing.
This biography of the philosopher and political revolutionary describes his childhood and family life along with his public life as an agitator and dissident and compares him to his contemporaries including Napoleon III, Bismarck, Adam Smith and Charles Darwin. 15,000 first printing.
Explores Carl Jung's theory that mythology and history of religion would begin anew, even if it was suddenly wiped away, because it lives in the human soul and describes the parallels inherent in classic and Western literature.
Collects seventy-one nature photographs, culled from Outside magazine's popular back-page "Parting Shot" archives, feature wild animals captured on film while engaged in unlikely activities.
Through twenty-five one-day train trips, the author describes outings spanning seven hundred years of French history, including Orlâeans, Versailles, Place de la Concorde, and Saint-Denis.