Plowing the Dark: A Novel

Plowing the Dark: A Novel

Richard Powers


In a electronic laboratory at the seashores of Puget Sound, a band of digital truth researchers race to accomplish the Cavern, an empty white room which can develop into a jungle, a portray, or an enormous Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean urban, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in one other empty white room. What can potentially subscribe to such distant places? purely the shared mind's eye, a room that those humans unwittingly construct in universal, the place they're all approximately to fulfill, the place the twin frames of this artistic novel to coalesce.

Adie Klarpol, a talented yet disappointed artist, comes again to existence, revived via the fun of operating with the Cavern's state of the art know-how. opposed to the cave in of chilly warfare empires and the autumn of the Berlin Wall, she retreats dangerously into the cyber-realities she has been employed to create. As her ex-husband lies demise and the outbreak of automatic warfare fills her with a feeling of to blame complicity, Adie is thrown deeper into construction a spot of attractiveness and unknown strength, have been she could fend off the incursions of the genuine global long past unsuitable.

On the opposite aspect of the globe, Taimur Martin, an English instructor chickening out from a failed love affair, is picked up off the streets in Beirut through Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity. with no distraction or wish of liberate, he needs to preserve himself complete via the strength of his reminiscence on my own. every one limitless, empty day strikes him towards madness, and in basic terms the mind-blowing arrival of sanctuary sustains him for the shattering end. Plowing the darkish is fiction that explores the imagination's energy to either wreck and save.

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