The Echo Maker

Description

Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction The Echo Maker is "a remarkable novel, from one of our greatest novelists, and a book that will change all who read it" (Booklist, starred review). On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman--who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister--is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome. The mysterious nature of the disease, combined with the strange circumstances surrounding Mark's accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. In The Echo Maker, Richard Powers proves himself to be one of our boldest and most entertaining novelists.

Details

Author(s)
Richard Powers
Format
Paperback | 451 pages
Dimensions
137.16 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
Publication date
21 Aug 2007
Publisher
St Martin's Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
First Edition, First ed.
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0312426437
ISBN13
9780312426439
Bestsellers rank
405,442

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