In person program Register here This month’s reading selection will be Bewilderment by Richard Powers. Powers is known for his 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Overstory. In Bewilderment, astrobiologist
In person program
This month’s reading selection will be Bewilderment by Richard Powers. Powers is known for his 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Overstory.
In Bewilderment, astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…
With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?
Copies of this book are available at the front desk of the library. Registration for the meeting is requested.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794
Gunn Memorial LibraryPhone: (860) 868-7586