Generosity: An Enhancement

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Macmillan, Aug 3, 2010 - Fiction - 322 pages
17 Reviews

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

The National Book Award-winning author of The Echo Maker proves yet again that "no writer of our time dreams on a grander scale or more knowingly captures the zeitgeist." (The Dallas Morning News).

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 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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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

An interesting novel that examines the root causes of happiness and anxiety while critiquing the relationship between science, the media, and big business. This is the second Richard Powers novel I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - R. Murry - Goodreads

The story line was well developed. I enjoyed the idea that a gene can effect one personality, but I don't think possible. The characters brought the story alive. Amzwar's personality came across well ... Read full review

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Contents

PART ONE
1
PART TWO
61
PART THREE
141
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Richard Powers is the author of nine novels. The Echo Maker (FSG, 2006) 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.

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