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The Echo Maker

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a protracted coma, Mark believes that this woman - who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister - is really an identical impostor. Shattered by her brother's refusal to recognize her, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, famous for his case histories describing the infinitely bizarre worlds of brain disorder. Weber recognizes Mark as a rare case of Capgras Syndrome, a doubling delusion, and eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident. The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition. Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations - one of the greatest spectacles in nature - The Echo Maker is a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation.

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Hardback Editions

March 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-7862-9375-6 / 978-0-7862-9375-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2007 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-434-01633-0 / 978-0-434-01633-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-374-14635-7 / 978-0-374-14635-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-09-950602-5 / 978-0-09-950602-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-09-951612-8 / 978-0-09-951612-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-312-42643-7 / 978-0-312-42643-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 1-59413-208-9 / 978-1-59413-208-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomson/ Gale
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-434-01632-2 / 978-0-434-01632-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

November 2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-7927-4483-7 / 978-0-7927-4483-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
ISBN: 0-7927-4570-1 / 978-0-7927-4570-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker
Author(s): Richard Powers
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Echo Maker: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Powers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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