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Operation Wandering Soul

by Richard Powers

Operation Wandering Soul Synopsis

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In the paediatrics ward of a public hospital, a group ofsick children is gathering. The surrogate parents of thisband - a tired, overworked surgical resident and hisphysiotherapist - are charged with prolonging theirlives using storytelling and make-believe alone. 'Richard Powers is the most intellectually stimulating novelist at work in the English language today' Daily Telegraph

Operation Wandering Soul Press Reviews

Vast and daring... A fully realized and major work of art. * Chicago Tribune * Powers's prose soars like the most magnificent of choirs, memorably capturing the moments of joy and anguish, barrenness and grace, that add up to life. * Washington Post * If you have children or will have children, if you know children or can remember being a child, dare to read Operation Wandering Soul... Dense in knowledge, rich in imagination, powerful in expression, [it] is bedtime reading for the future. Like the stories read to children, this intensely caring novel can help prevent the nightmare it describes, children out too late at night, far from home, lost, the wandering souls of the future, our future. * USA Today * In his ambition to define and dissect our culture, Powers is an agile younger brother to Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon * Newsday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848871434
Publication date: 1st August 2010
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Richard Powers

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, including Orfeo (which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and The Overstory (which was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize). He is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and the National Book Award, and has been a four-time NBCC finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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