The Echo Maker

The Echo Maker

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory, an intense, thrilling novel about a near fatal accident and its devastating consequences.

On a winter night, Mark Schluter's truck turns over in a near-fatal accident. His sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to look after him. But when he finally awakes from his coma, Mark believes that Karin - who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister - is really an identical impostor.

Shattered by her brother's behaviour, Karin contacts neuroscientist Dr Gerald Weber. But what Weber discovers in Mark begins to undermine even his own sense of self. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what really happened. The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition.

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

'A psychological thriller, a flawed love story, a study of authenticity in emotions, a commentary on America's relations with itself and the world, humanity and ecology... undoubtedly magnificent' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 34mm | 394g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099506025
  • 9780099506027
  • 108,456

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An exhilarating narrative feat... He is a formidable talent, and this is a lucid, fiercely entertaining novel
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Among his most stunning yet: profound and heartbreaking * Financial Times * A psychological thriller, a flawed love story, a study of authenticity in emotions, a commentary on America's relations with itself and the world, humanity and ecollogy... undoubtedly magnificent * The Times * There's no other way to say it: Richard Powers is a genius * Time Out * An exhilarating narrative feat... He is a formidable talent, and this is a lucid, fiercely entertaining novel -- Sebastian Faulks * Washington Post * Richard Powers is the most intellectually stimulating novelist at work in the English language today...[He writes] luminous prose. Sentence after sentence has the razor-sharp quality of aphorism about the weird wired world we have made * Sunday Times *
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About Richard Powers

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Rating details

9,326 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 17% (1,579)
4 33% (3,037)
3 31% (2,857)
2 14% (1,343)
1 5% (510)
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