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The Overstory, Richard Powers

The author tells the story of 9 Americans who are drawn into deep and interesting relationships with trees. Each character arc is so distinct and powerful, and the writing is incredible. Had no clue it was the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. This type of writing.. you must massage, take your time, reflect on each page, otherwise, you’ll miss elements that impact the author’s intent. Humankind is deeply ill. The species won’t last long.. it was an aberrant experiment, and soon the world will be returned to healthy intelligences – colonies and hives, with trees being a passage between earth and sky.


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