W. W. Norton, 288 pages, $27.95
This is not a mystery.
It is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Richard Powers, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Overstory,” has created another wonderment that embraces the entire world (and beyond). “The Overstory” and “Bewilderment” bring us closer to the wonders of nature, but also closer to the certainty we will lose them if we continue on our carbon dioxide-spewing path.
It’s a story for our times, written in order to avoid what is around the corner. It is also a story of love and bewilderment.