Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction
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.
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, 2007 Finalist, Great Lakes Book Award, 2007 The Boston Authors Club 2007 Reading List Winner, National Book Award, 2006 Noteworthy books, 2006, Kansas City Star Notable books, 2006, The New York Times Best Fiction of 2006, The Boston Globe Holiday Fiction Guide, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top Ten Books of 2006, Christianity Today Best Books of the Year, Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction and Poetry of 2006, The Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2006, Seattle Times The Year in Books, New York Magazine Best Fiction of 2006, Washington Post Book World Notable Works of 2006, San Francisco Chronicle Notable Books of 2006, Miami Herald Best Fiction of 2006, Kirkus Best of 2006, L.A. Weekly