Bewilderment by Richard Powers 288 pages

Nominated from The Man Booker Award and The National Book Award this year, Bewilderment is about Theo Byrne, a widower and his nine year old son, Robin. Theo is an astrobiologist at The University of Wisconsin. His son is very bright but has behavioral difficulties, especially at school, but Theo is hesitant about medicating him. When a colleague suggests that a neurofeedback experiment might help Robbie, Theo agrees to pursue it.

Very different from The Overstory which I loved, Bewilderment is just as riveting and also a blend of science and literature. Robbie is a unique, charming, empathetic character. Powers writes a lot about science and a look into the future, but because his story is mostly about a father and son who love each other, I didn’t mind.

Bewilderment by Richard Powers 288 pages

One thought on “Bewilderment by Richard Powers 288 pages

  1. Tricia Knoll says:

    I’m looking forward to reading it! Thank you for your review.

    In a couple of hours my daughter is having a C-section to deliver my second grandson….

    Tricia Knoll Living on the unceded land of Abenaki people

    *My new chapbook Checkered Mates from Kelsay Books is now available from Kelsay Books and Amazon. *

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    On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 9:46 AM Nancy’s Book Blog wrote:

    > Nancy posted: ” Nominated from The Man Booker Award and The National Book > Award this year, Bewilderment is about Theo Byrne, a widower and his nine > year old son, Robin. Theo is an astrobiologist at The University of > Wisconsin. His son is very bright but has behavioral” >

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