The Resource Generosity

Generosity

Label
Generosity
Title
Generosity
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2010 It all begins when a young Algerian woman, Thassa, arrives in Russell Stone's writing class. Her stories reveal a horrific past, but her presence sends spirits soaring. This glimpse of pure happiness in the most improbable of guises leaves Russell feeling as troubled as it does entranced. And he isn't alone: Thassa has caught the eye of Dr Kurton, a scientist in search of the 'happiness gene'. He sees in her the key to the breakthrough that will make his name and change history. But can the quality that makes her so valuable survive the ruthless glare of media attention? 'Smart, tender and wrenchingly anxious about the approaching era... Generosity is a bracingly intelligent fable about the choices that face us.' Sunday Telegraph
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.
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-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richard Powers
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
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an enhancement
Label
Generosity
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781848878808
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Generosity
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781848878808
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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