Echo Maker

ISBN-10: 0312426437

ISBN-13: 9780312426439

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Powers

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Winner of the 2006 National Book Award nbsp; The Echo Makeris "a remarkable novel, from one of our greatest novelists, and a book that will change all who read it" (Booklist,starred review). nbsp; On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman--who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister--is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome. The mysterious nature of the disease, combined with the strange circumstances surrounding Mark's accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. InThe Echo Maker,Richard Powers proves himself to be one of our boldest and most entertaining novelists.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Richard Powers was born on June 18, 1957 in Evanston, Illinois. He received a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked as a computer programmer and freelance data processor. One day he saw August Sander's 1914 black-and-white photograph of three Westerwald farm boys heading to a dance at the Museum of Fine Arts. This photograph inspired him to quit his job and try writing a novel. Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance was published in 1985. His other works include Prisoner's Dilemma; The Gold Bug Variations; Operation Wandering Soul; Galatea 2.2; Plowing the Dark; The Time of Our Singing; and Generosity: An Enhancement. He has won numerous awards including the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction for Gain, the National Book Award for The Echo Maker, and a Lannan Literary Award.

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