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By Colette Bancroft, Times Book Editor
Published August 12, 2007


And the finalists are . . .

The winner of the 2006 National Book Award for fiction and two of the finalists are out in paperback this month.

The Echo Maker (Picador) by Richard Powers won the award for his powerful story of the aftershocks of a terrible accident and the limits of science in understanding the mind.

The Zero (Harper) by Jess Walter is a mordant satire about a New York cop caught up in the events following 9/11, including the actions of a certain mayor who spins his role into career advancement.

Only Revolutions (Pantheon) by Mark Danielewski is a postmodern romance told in two monologues by young lovers describing the same trip; it's an experimental puzzle of language and design.

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