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Richard Powers

Richard Powers

·3.76·31,015 Ratings
“ If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? ” ― Rumi
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  • The Echo Maker

    ·3.36·6,362 Ratings
    Following a near-fatal accident, Mark Schluter is nursed by his reluctant sister. But when he emerges from his coma, Mark believes that this woman – who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister – is really an identical impostor. As a famous neurol
  • Operation Wandering Soul

    ·3.63·365 Ratings
    Highly imaginative and emotionally powerful, this stunning novel about childhood innocence amidst the nightmarish disease and deterioration at the heart of modern Los Angeles was nominated for a National Book Award. "Like the stories read to children, thi
  • Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance

    ·3.85·683 Ratings
    In the spring of 1914, renowned photographer August Sander took a photograph of three young men on their way to a country dance. This haunting image, capturing the last moments of innocence on the brink of World War I, provides the central focus of Powers
  • The Time of Our Singing

    ·4.24·1,632 Ratings
    From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The OverstoryJonah, Joseph and Ruth are the children of mixed-race parents determined to protect them from the grinding effects of race. Hothouse children, they are all musically talented, but they cannot be prote
  • Prisoner's Dilemma

    ·3.87·512 Ratings
    Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quiz master, black humorist and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to disc
  • The Gold Bug Variations

    ·4.11·1,370 Ratings
    A national bestseller, voted by Time as the #1 novel of 1991, selected as one of the "Best Books of 1991" by Publishers Weekly, and nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award--a magnificent story that probes the meaning of love, science, music, an
  • Gain

    ·3.76·665 Ratings
    FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE OVERSTORYRichard Powers' novel is a fascinating and profound exploration of the interaction of an individual human life and a corporate one. It tells two stories: the first that of an American company, w
  • Plowing the Dark

    ·3.67·606 Ratings
    In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers race to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American
  • The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms

    ·3.78·143 Ratings
    From “the biggest little magazine in the world” comes an addictively clever anthology prescribed to fill all the blank moments of your life.The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms is the ultimate, and perfect, theme-anth
  • Orfeo

    ·3.64·2,230 Ratings
    The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.In Orfeo, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present. Compose
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