by Richard Powers
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Stuart Ressler, an up-and-coming molecular biologist, finds his career sidetracked by the turmoil of the 1960s, and a young couple of the 1980s tries to discover why the biologist abandoned his scientific pursuits
November 20, 2006 Richard Powers is the author of nine novels. His latest, The Echo Maker, won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. He teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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