The Echo Maker

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Winner of the National Book Award

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory and the Oprah's Book Club selection Bewilderment comes Richard Powers's The Echo Maker, a powerful novel about family and loss.

“Wise and elegant . . . The mysteries unfold so organically and stealthily that you are unaware of his machinations until they come to stunning fruition . . . Powers accomplishes something magnificent.” —Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman—who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister—is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome. The mysterious nature of the disease, combined with the strange circumstances surrounding Mark’s accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. In The Echo Maker, Richard Powers proves himself to be one of our boldest and most entertaining novelists.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
5.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Papillion727 ,

verbose

Where was the editor? Powers repeatedly used six paragraphs when one would have sufficed. I skimmed frequently. How many different ways, for instance, can an author describe the migration of the Sandhills cranes; how many times do I need to read about it?

kaykaybean13 ,

As always Powers leaves me spellbound

No one writes with so much intrigue or mystique than Powers. While his gift for writing and weaving an unbelievable yet wholly remarkable story is uncanny, his characters, their personalities, characteristics, idiosyncratic qualities are all too human and relatable no matter how distinctly individual they may be. His abilities to portray nature, the world in all its forms, sentient beings and creatures is uncontested and leaves us experiencing infinite possibilities in our own lives and keeps us believing in the possibilities of our world.

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