Plowing the Dark


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St. Martins Press-3PL
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.45 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


"Superb...Powers pulls off one of the most astonishing feats I've ever seen in literature...daring, unpredictable, and emotionally powerful."--Steven Moore, The Washington Post Book World

"A fiercely visual book...the effect is spectacular...The most visceral prose Powers has ever written."--Daniel Zalewski, The New York Times Book Review

"America's most ambitious novelist...Plowing The Dark is virtual reality composed in a language that will never go obsolete. No one who becomes immersed in its poetry will walk out the way he or she came in."--Kevin Berger, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Plowing The Dark may be [Powers's] most finely executed story yet...Relentless and mesmerizing...a beautiful homage to the sine qua non of consciousness itself...the final triumph of art over pain."--Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe

"Powers has an inventive, virtuosic writing style that reserves him a special category in today's fiction...I don't have the space to do justice to all the wonders of craftsmanship in Plowing The Dark...This is the first emblematic novel of the 21st century, a lesson and an inspiration."--Judy Doenges, The Seattle Times

"[A] tour de force. It has overwhelming inventiveness and fun moments as well."--Donald Newlove, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"This is, ultimately, a novel of ideas, but one with a soul...There is much to admire in this novel, particularly the ingenious way in which reality is captured."--Scott Leibs, The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Full of intelligence, exacting analysis and supple prose...[a] magisterial storybook."--Corey Mesler, The Commercial Appeal

"Powers' twin tales are rife with echoes and allusions that reinforce their shared concern with the ways in which we reinvent our worlds."--Ralph Rugoff, LA Weekly

"Superb...perhaps [Powers'] greatest novel...Nearly every page of Powers' astonishing book has stunning ideas that will force you to re-evaluate everything you thought you knew about these subjects, and the implications you never imagined."--Steven Moore, The Newark Star-Ledger

"Powers displays his trademark intellectual richness...His prose makes technology sing and music compute."--Michael Harris, The Los Angeles Times