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The Resource Generosity : an enhancement, Richard Powers

Generosity : an enhancement, Richard Powers

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Generosity : an enhancement
Title
Generosity
Title remainder
an enhancement
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
When Russell Stone becomes the teacher of a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence, he is both entranced and troubled. How can this refugee from terror radiate such bliss? Is it possible to be so open and alive without coming to serious harm? Soon, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research has enabled him to announce his discovery of the genetic underpinnings of happiness. Thassa's congenital optimism is severely tested by the growing media circus. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the world at large.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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324092
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • College teachers
  • Genetics
  • College teachers
  • Genetics
Target audience
adult
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an enhancement
Label
Generosity : an enhancement, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Frances Coady book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn289009191
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780374161149
Lccn
2008054249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)289009191
Label
Generosity : an enhancement, Richard Powers
Publication
Note
"A Frances Coady book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn289009191
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780374161149
Lccn
2008054249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)289009191

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