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by Richard POWERS

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Richard POWERS
ISBN: 0434008621
ISBN13: 978-0434008629
Language: English
Publisher: Heinemann; 1st edition (2000)
Pages: 368
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Gain braids together two stories on very different scales.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In one, Laura Body, divorced mother of two and a real-estate agent in the small town of Lacewood.

Richard Powers made his debut in 1985 with Three Farmers on Their Way to a. .In Gain, Powers puts our modernity through the wringer once again. Laura's battle with ovarian cancer takes up half the book, but the novel really belongs to Clare itself.

Since then he has produced four more novels, showcasing his mastery of genetics, art history, computer science, theology, aesthetics, and a host of other pointy-headed fields.

Richard Powers's Gain attempts nothing less than a history of America as told through the tale of a singular enterprise. Book number six in my chronological re-read of Richard Powers’ novels (.

The Overstory is a novel by Richard Powers published in 2018 by . It is Powers's twelfth novel. The novel is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests. Powers was inspired to write the work while teaching at Stanford University after he encountered giant redwood trees for the first time. On 20 September 2018, The Overstory was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

Richard Powers is the author of ten novels, including his most recent title, Generosity. The Echo Maker won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Richard Powers is the author of ten novels, including his most recent title, Generosity. The Echo Maker won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Powers has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. He lives in Illinois. Also by richard powers. Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance.

Richard Powers (born June 18, 1957) is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. His novel The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. He has also won many other awards over the course of his career, including a MacArthur Fellowship. As of 2018 Powers has published twelve novels and has taught at the University of Illinois and Stanford Universities. He won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Overstory.

Gain braids together two stories on very different scales.

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus. If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth centur. e'd probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick.

Gain - Richard Powers. N. Day had a way of shaking Lacewood awake. Slapping it lightly, like a newborn. Rubbing its wrists and reviving it.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Gain - Richard Powers. On warm mornings, you remembered: this is why we do things. Make hay, here, while the sun shines.

Comments to eBook Gain: A Novel
Gavirus
Very disturbing themes, and brilliantly written. having recently discovered powers through his first novel, I was gratified to meet this work without the reservations of the earlier work. The two narratives of the rise and rise of corporate America via the lens of the humble cake of soap, find inexorable linkage with the contemporary pervasion of cancer in the same Illinois town of Lacewood. The tone of the two stories is distinct but free of the clunliness of,'Three Farmers'. The sweep is broad while pinned to personal and inimate details. Quite a harrowing look at the world we have created and succumb to. And it still resonantes as a story of today! I'll keep following Powers. He has it.
Knights from Bernin
This is not an easy novel to read. But it is well worth the effort. The author Richard Powers is either a person who spends a great deal of time researching his subject or a genius (as asserted in reviews I read before purchasing the book). The integration of a History of American Manufacturing Business with a story about a sick lady was done seemlessly and in and of itself is extremely, extremely clever.

After I finished reading the book, I bought a copy for a friend, something I don't do very often. I also ordered another book by the author. I have a feeling that having discovered Mr. Powers, I am about to become a groupie of his.
Raelin
I had not read any of this author's earlier works, so I did not have a basis of comparison, but I must say I was underwhelmed by this effort, and was frankly very surprised at the effusive praise it received.
First, I think it is difficult to write fiction about an inanimate entity such as a corporation. It makes it hard to grip the reader because while people come and go through the corporation, they are secondary to the main star which is the company itself. In the first part of the book, it was different, because then the 3 sons more or less equalled the corporation so the book was about people at that point. But even by the time of Peter and Douglas Clare, Jr., and certainly beyond that, the people passing through Clare became less and less important (and the book became less interesting). Of course, to a large extent, the book is a kind of generic account of any "mega-co-USA" got that way from humble 19th century origins, and the ups and downs they all have to endure. But for that, why not just look at a real company?
Second, because of the complete lack of any twists or turns in the plot, its predicability left me bored. The author more or less tells you where he's going within the few few pages of the book and then inexorably moves there without any deviation whatsoever.
Third, while I appreciate the author's efforts to add detail (and thus presumably authenticity) regarding (1) the soap and candle-making process and (2) the nature of cancer from a purely medical perspective, I found that he went into SUCH exhaustive detail that my eyes would just glaze over when he became Richard Powers, MD, or Richard Powers, Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Finally, if the book was intended to be some sort of indictment of corporate conglomerates in the 20th century, I was unconvinced. Is the author saying that the DuPont's of the world are inherently bad or should not exist? That Clare should never have progressed beyond the stage when the 3 sons ran it? That Clare should have ceased all technological progress? What is his point? (Or, if he has a point, what is his solution?)
Anasius
Richard Powers is in the same league as Don DeLillo. He can use language better than pratically anyone else writing today. You can read GAIN just for the pleasure of reading great writing. You can also read GAIN as the evolution of corporations and the evolution of death by cancer. Sounds terrible but is thoroughly brilliant.
Shezokha
DAMN. GOOD. AUTHOR.. I LOVED THIS BOOK IN CONCEPT, STORYLINE, CHARACTERIZATION AND EXECUTION. VERY WELL DONE.
Uste
One of our truly great writers. Story is riveting, and the writing is spectacular. Author's knowledge is profound, and the story style alternating between past and present is brilliant.
Thordigda
intricate weaving of parallel story lines
Typical Powers insightful and elegant
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