Winner of the 2006 National Book Award
The Echo Maker is "a remarkable novel, from one of our greatest novelists, and a book that will change all who read it" (Booklist, starred review).
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.
- Pulitzer Prize
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1 . HORRIBLE BOOK
Posted January 01, 2009 by naseller , san diegoHours and hours and pages and pages that seemed copied and pasted from Google entries. I tried this after reading a Richard Yates book and learning Yates had barely missed the Book of the Year Award for Revolutionary Road. Well this is no Richard Yates. Not even close. dragged and dragged and went nowhere.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 20, 2007
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