Prisoner's Dilemma (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780060977085, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2002
“Prisoner’s Dilemma is magnificent. Set it up there in the stratosphere with the American novels we study like pictures in the sky.” – The Nation
Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quiz master, black humorist and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness. Meanwhile, in private, Eddie puts the finishing touches on a secret project he calls Hobbstown, a place that he promises will save him, the world and everything that's in it.
A dazzling novel of compassion and imagination, Prisoner's Dilemma is a story of the power of individual experience.
About the Author
RICHARD POWERS is the author of ten novels. The Echo Maker won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Powers has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. He lives in Illinois.
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Praise For Prisoner's Dilemma…
— The Nation
"I can think of no American novelist of his generation who makes a stronger case that the writing of novels is a heroic enterprise."
— A. O. Scott, The New York Review of Books
"Accomplished . . . mature and assured. . . . A major American novelist."
— The New Republic