Powers, Richard: The Overstory.
The Overstory is the story of nine strangers, each having their own extraordinary and specific relationship with trees, who are summoned to save the States decreasing acres of old-growth forest. A great variety of background stories enfolds, when Powers brilliantly circles from the outgoing 19th century to the Timber Wars of the late 1990’s and back. Powers is precise in his language and takes a clear stance against the ecological destruction of our planet without ever being moralistic. ‘A redwood of a novel’ as The Guardian put it!