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Generosity: An Enhancement

 
 
 
 
Generosity: An Enhancement
Author: Richard Powers
ISBN 13: 9780312429751
ISBN 10: 312429754
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2010-08-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $15.00
 
 

A playful and provocative novel about the discovery of the happiness gene.

The Washington Post - Ron Charles

Sixteen years after Peter Kramer's Listening to Prozac, Richard Powers has heard the alarming implications of treatments that let us buy better moods and personalities. His cerebral new novel offers a chilling examination of the life we're reengineering with our chromosomes and brain chemistry…Although you might expect a novel so weighted with medical and philosophical arguments to flatten its characters into brittle stereotypes, ultimately that's the most impressive aspect of this meditation on happiness and humanness. As Generosity drives toward its surprising conclusion, these characters grow more complex and poignant, increasingly baffled by the challenge and the opportunity of remaking ourselves to our heart's content.