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The Overstory

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Pub Date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781785151644
Availability: In Stock
Quick overview A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Nine strangers, each in different ways, become summoned by trees, brought together in a last stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.
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‘If gods exist, they were surely contrived from the living earth, just as mortals were...’ This is Richard Power’s assertion in The Overstory. The deities within his novel are the ever-watchful trees standing stoically as sentinels in backyards, playgrounds and at roadsides; inscrutable, unyielding & seemingly unimpeded by time, these trees have a crucial role to play in the lives of each discrete individual in this book. A near-exultant celebration of the natural world by a peerless author. Essential reading.

Recommended by Leon Hickey, Dubray Galway

Nine strangers, each in different ways, become summoned by trees, brought together in a last stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.

The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable, ranging from antebellum New York to the late-twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, revealing a world alongside our own - vast, slow, 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.

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