Additional actions:

Generosity : an enhancement / Richard Powers
Fiction Fiction | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2009 | 1st ed.
Available at Adult Fiction (Call number: FICTION POW) plus 1 more
close
see all

Items

Location Call No. Volume Copies Status Note
Adult Fiction FICTION POW CHECK SHELF
Adult Fiction FICTION POW CHECK SHELF

Details

Imprint
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Edition
1st ed.
Descript
296 p. ; 24 cm.
Note
"A Frances Coady book."
Summary
When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Won't someone so open and alive come to serious harm? Wondering how to protect her, Russell researches her war-torn country and skims through popular happiness manuals. Might her condition be hyperthymia? Hypomania? Russell's amateur inquiries lead him to college counselor Candace Weld, who also falls under Thassa's spell. Dubbed Miss Generosity by her classmates, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness.
Subject
ISBN
9780374161149
0374161143
NoveList Results
-
Other Sources
View in classic catalog View in classic catalog View MARC display View MARC display
Back to top