'Bewilderment' by Richard Powers

Bewilderment
288 pages; W. W. Norton & Company
The thirteenth novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers, Bewilderment follows the story of astrobiologist Theo Byrne as he searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. This intimate and timely novel allows readers an opportunity to reflect on all that is currently happening throughout our beautiful, imperiled planet Earth—and in our own lives.