Prisoner's Dilemma

Prisoner's Dilemma

by Richard Powers

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Overview

The magnificent second novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory and the forthcoming Bewilderment.

“Accomplished . . . mature and assured. . . . A major American novelist.”— New Republic

Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson, Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quiz master, black humorist, and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and given his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness.

Meanwhile, in private, Eddie puts the finishing touches on a secret project he calls Hobbstown, a place that he promises will save him, the world, and everything that’s in it.

A dazzling novel of compassion and imagination, Prisoner’s Dilemma is a story of the power of individual experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060977085
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/02/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 933,228
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Powers is the author of thirteen novels. His most recent, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has been a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Hometown:

Urbana, Illinois

Date of Birth:

June 18, 1957

Place of Birth:

Evanston, Illinois

Education:

M.A., University of Illinois, 1979

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