Generosity: An Enhancement

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Macmillan, Aug 3, 2010 - Fiction - 322 pages
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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  - qebo - LibraryThing

I loved Gold Bug Variations and liked Galatea 2.2, both for their geekiness. Generosity has similar elements, but diluted geekiness; the science is mood rather than mind, a specific set of genes ... Read full review

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User 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

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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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