Generosity: An Enhancement
FROM THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR OF THE ECHO MAKER, A PLAYFUL AND PROVOCATIVE NOVEL ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF THE HAPPINESS GENE
Russell and Candace, now lovers, fail to protect Thassa from the growing media circus. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severely tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large.
What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and finally magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eenerd - LibraryThing
Uhmmmm...gorgeously written but so unbelievably rich it kept putting me to sleep, of all things. So I want to give it a high rating for quality but I gotta say it's extremely literary (for when you want to get your academia/intelligentsia on). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JFBallenger - LibraryThing
A masterful novel that provides a fresh perspective on age-old questions of nature vs nurture. While Powers is as enamored as ever by the potential of science edge genetics and neuroscience to define ... Read full review