Bethesda Book Club Discussing Richard Powers' Bewilderment
What is Bewilderment about?
In Bewilderment we meet Theo Byrne, an astrobiologist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, & his nine-year-old "neurodivergent" son, Robin who simple says: “Lots of monsters inhabited my sunless depths,”
Father and son rent a cabin, swim in freshets and sleep outdoors beneath the Milky Way whose possible planets Theo studies. This story mixes scientific and emotional understanding of life in the near future.