The Overstory

The Overstory

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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The Overstory
'You can’t come back to something that is gone.'
'The best arguments in the world won't change a person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.' What an absolute gem of a book! I'd only ... READ MORE
The Overstory
Lives in my head rent free
The Overstory is a beautiful book about the importance of trees and specifically the myriad of ways that they change our lives on a daily basis, through mo... READ MORE
Leah at Oxford @leahreadslit


A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. The perfect literary escape. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784877910
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Weight: 437g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm

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