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Bewilderment by Richard Powers - Reading Copies & Discussion Guide

We are offering 20 reading groups the chance to receive 10 paperback copies of Bewilderment by Richard Powers this October, with a link to a downloadable discussion guide.

Posters and bookmarks are available for libraries/librarians to request. Send pictures of any displays to the address below by 1st November 2022 for a chance to win a paperback set of Richard’s backlist.

Just email knorthern@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk with the subject line: RA: BEWILDERMENT

About the book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB SELECTION

The breathtaking new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Overstory.

‘Heart-rending’ Oprah Winfrey

Theo Byrne is a promising young scientist who has found a way to search for life on other planets dozens of light years away. He is also the widowed father of a most unusual nine-year-old. His son Robin is funny, loving and filled with plans. He thinks and feels deeply, adores animals and can spend hours painting elaborate pictures. But after a violent outburst from Robin at school, the strength of their close bond will be tested to its limits…

What can a father do, when those around him refuse to understand his rare and troubled child? And how can he reveal to his boy the truth about our beautiful, bewildered world?

‘The love between son and father has an emotional truth that wrings the heart’ Guardian

‘This book had me in tears’ Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

‘Refreshing, original and moving’ Evening Standard

‘It is impossible to deny the importance of Powers’s message’ Sunday Times

RICHARD POWERS has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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