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Author Powers, Richard, 1957- author

Title Bewilderment / Richard Powers
Published London : Hutchinson Heinemann, 2021


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 MELB  810.54 P8886 A6/B  AVAILABLE
Description 278 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory. "Richard Powers, whose novels combine the wonders of science with the marvels of art, astonishes us in different ways with each new book." -Heller McAlpin, NPR Books. The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He's also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin's emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother's brain. . . . With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son's ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers's most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?"-- Provided by publisher
Notes First published in US by W. W. Norton & Company, 2021
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, 2021
Subject Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Behavior disorders in children -- Fiction
Death -- Fiction
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction
Exobiology -- Fiction
Neurofeedback -- Fiction
Astrobiologists -- Fiction
Behavior disorders in children.
Fathers and sons.
Mothers -- Death.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781785152634