The Resource Generosity, Richard Powers, (electronic resource)

Generosity, Richard Powers, (electronic resource)

Label
Generosity
Title
Generosity
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the National Book Award-winning author of The Echo Maker, a playful and provocative novel about the discovery of the happiness gene. 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. Russell and Candace, now lovers, fail to protect Thassa from the growing media circus. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severely tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large. What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and finally magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by David Pittu
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  • Pittu, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • College teachers
  • Refugees
  • Happiness
  • Genetics
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Generosity, Richard Powers, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11622817
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Publication
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Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11622817
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 22 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11622817
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11622817
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Generosity, Richard Powers, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11622817
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11622817
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 22 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11622817
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11622817
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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