Generosity: An Enhancement


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St. Martins Press-3PL
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 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


"Provocative...fascinating...dazzling."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"An excellent introduction to Powers's work, a lighter, leaner treatment of his favorite themes and techniques...An engaging story-teller...even as he questions the conventions of narrative and character, Generosity gains in momentum and suspense."--Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review

"Powers is a brilliantly imaginative writer, working here with a lightness of touch, a crisp sense of peace, and a distinct warmth...Powers shows both his reach as a student of humanity and his mastery as a storyteller."--O, The Oprah Magazine

"When written by Dostoevsky, Dickens, or Richard Powers at his best, one may feel that [the novel] can contain every facet of the world."--Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books

"Powers fuses riveting narrative and spot-on dialogue with thought-provoking social analysis."--Dan Cryer, Newsday

"One of our most exciting contemporary novelists."--Amanda Gefter, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Powers is better than the best of almost anybody else."--John Leonard, Harper's Magazine

"Powers may well be one of the smartest novelists now writing."--Los Angeles Times

"One of our greatest novelists."--Booklist

"[Powers's] characters are unforgettable, flesh-and-blood individuals as finely drawn as those of any contemporary fiction writer."--Steve Weinberg, The Seattle Times

"To read his work is to be wowed by his verbal muscularity...admirable...wonderfully original."--Meg Wolitzer, The New York Times Book Review