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Generosity by Richard (Author) Powers

When Russell Stone becomes the teacher of a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence, he is both entranced and troubled. How can this refugee from terror radiate such bliss? Is it possible to be so open and alive without coming to serious harm? Soon, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research has enabled him to announce his discovery of the genetic underpinnings of happiness. Thassa's congenital optimism is severely tested by the growing media circus. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the world at large. Generosity is Richard Powers' most exuberant and exhilarating book yet.

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'Powers is one of the best writers working now.'
Audrey Niffenegger

About the Author

Richard Powers is the author of nine novels. The Echo Maker won the US National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Powers has received a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Literary Award and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. He lives in Illinois.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2011

Author

Richard (Author) Powers

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848871274

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