Galatea 2.2


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St. Martins Press-3PL
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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

RICHARD POWERS is the author of a dozen novels, including The Overstory, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, as well as The Echo Maker, which won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Powers has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction, and is a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains


"Dazzling...a cerebral thriller that's both intellectually engaging and emotionally compelling, a lively tour de force."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"A splendid intellectual adventure, a heartbreaking love story, a brief tutorial on cognitive science, and the autobiography of one of the most gifted writers of the younger generation."--The Washington Post Book World

"Terse and heartbreaking."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Brilliantly imaginative."--Time

"I love and admire this book...but I cannot give an adequate sense of its many marvels....One of the most beautiful and baffling dialogues in recent fiction."--The Boston Globe

"Richard Powers, like Bill Gates, is his own CPU, creating his own benchmarks for fiction. For all his cybersmart wizardry, he still writes about megahurts in a language anyone can understand."

"One of the few younger American writers who can stake a claim to the cerebral legacy of Pynchon, Gaddis, and DeLillo."--The Nation

"Galatea 2.2 is entertainment of a very high order, and likely to be remembered as one of the best books of the year, because its erudition is nourished by genuine feeling."--GQ

"Powers' exposition of the linguistic and perceptual intricacies underlying consciousness is nothing less than brilliant."--The New Yorker

"The kind of delicious novel of ideas that a computer-literate Vladimir Nabokov would have written... With dazzling stylistic virtuosity and a keen grasp of character, Powers has reshaped the myth of Pygmalion into a compelling parable for the digital age."--San Francisco Chronicle

"This book, however cerebral, embodies a lifelike vitality of movement, uncertainty and change. A brilliant torrent of knowledge, feelings, quotations and invention, it genuinely requires the reader to complete its sense."--Chicago Tribune