The Resource The echo maker, Richard Powers

The echo maker, Richard Powers

Label
The echo maker
Title
The echo maker
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman--who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister--is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome. The mysterious nature of the disease, combined with the strange circumstances surrounding Mark's accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. In The Echo Maker, Richard Powers proves himself to be one of our boldest and most entertaining novelists."--Publisher's website
Summary
Twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter, suffering from a rare brain disorder that causes him to believe his sister to be an impostor, endeavors to discover the cause of the motor vehicle accident that resulted in his head injury
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Awards note
National Book Award, Fiction, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146776
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capgras syndrome
  • Neurologists
  • Nebraska
  • Capgras syndrome
  • Neurologists
  • Nebraska
Target audience
adult
Label
The echo maker, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm62790370
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780374146351
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006000093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62790370
Label
The echo maker, Richard Powers
Publication
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
ocm62790370
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780374146351
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006000093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62790370

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