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The Resource Generosity : an enchancement, by Richard Powers

Generosity : an enchancement, by Richard Powers

Label
Generosity : an enchancement
Title
Generosity
Title remainder
an enchancement
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Powers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Intrigued by an Algerian woman whose blissful demeanor contrasts with the horrific environment of her home country, Chicago teacher Russell Stone brings her to the attention of others who become equally entranced
Summary
When Russell Stone becomes the teacher of a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence, he is both entranced and troubled. How can this refugee from terror radiate such bliss? Is it possible to be so open and alive without coming to serious harm? Soon, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research has enabled him to announce his discovery of the genetic underpinnings of happiness. Thassa's congenital optimism is severely tested by the growing media circus. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the world at large.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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324092
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
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  • College teachers
  • Genetics
Target audience
adult
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an enhancement
Label
Generosity : an enchancement, by Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044698843
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
561 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410421449
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039063
System control number
(OCoLC)437186917
Label
Generosity : an enchancement, by Richard Powers
Publication
Control code
000044698843
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
561 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410421449
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039063
System control number
(OCoLC)437186917

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