The Overstory: The million-copy global bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


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The Overstory: The million-copy global bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Vintage Publishing Language: English ISBN: 9781784877910 Categories: , , , , , ,

‘This is not our world with trees in it. It’s a world of trees, where humans have just arrived’ An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe. VINTAGE EARTH is a series of books that reveals our ever-changing relationship with the environment. These are stories old and young, set in worlds real or imagined, that allow us to explore our connection to the natural world. Transformative, wild, surprising and essential, these novels take on the most urgent story of our times.

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The best book I've read in ten years. It's a remarkable piece of literature, and the moment it speaks to is climate change... -- EMMA THOMPSON Dazzlingly written... Among the best novels I've read this decade -- ROBERT MACFARLANE, author of Underland A novel about the natural world - trees specifically - and our power as human beings to destroy it or redeem it. It reminds me that we are all connected and that there is still time to make things right -- TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage An extraordinary novel... It's an astonishing performance... The Overstory leaves you with a slightly adjusted frame of reference -- Ben Markovits * Guardian * Should be mandatory reading the world over -- EMILIA CLARKE