Generosity

Author(s): Richard Powers

Modern & Contemporary Literature

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.


Product Information

Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2011.

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

Richard Powers has been a recipient of a Lannan Literary Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, as well as a winner of the US National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of eight novels, including The Time of our Singing, Plowing the Dark, and Gain. He lives in Los Angeles.

General Fields

  • : 9781848871274
  • : Atlantic Books, Limited
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.54
  • : 813.54
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Richard Powers
  • : Richard Powers
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 400
  • : 400