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White Noise

White Noise
 

Jack Gladney is the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. This title tells the story of his absurd life; a life that is going well enough, until a chemical spill from a rail car releases an 'Airborne Toxic Event' and Jack is forced to confront his big... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780330524841
Barcode 9780330524841
Published 9 March 2011 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
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ISBN-13 9780330524841
ISBN-10 0330524844
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 9 March 2011
International Publication Date 4 March 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 274g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'An extraordinarily funny book on a serious subject, effortlessly combining social comedy, disaster, fiction and philosophy ...hilariously, and grimly, successful' - Daily Telegraph . Jack Gladney is the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. This is the story of his absurd life; a life that is going well enough, until a chemical spill from a rail car releases an 'Airborne Toxic Event' and Jack is forced to confront his biggest fear - his own mortality. White Noise is an effortless combination of social satire and metaphysical dilemma in which DeLillo exposes our rampant consumerism, media saturation and novelty intellectualism. It captures the particular strangeness of life lived when the fear of death cannot be denied, repressed or obscured and ponders the role of the family in a time when the very meaning of our existence is under threat. 'An astonishing novel ...unforgettable ...nearly every page crackles with memorable moments and perfectly turned phrases ...dizzying, darkly beautiful fiction' - Sunday Times .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of National Book Awards Fiction 1985
NZ Review An astonishing novel . . . unforgettable . . . nearly every page crackles with memorable moments and perfectly turned phrases . . . dizzying, darkly beautiful fiction. * Sunday Times * An extraordinarily funny book on a serious subject, effortlessly combining social comedy, disaster, fiction and philosophy . . . hilariously, and grimly, successful. * Daily Telegraph * America's greatest living writer. * Observer *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Don DeLillo is the acclaimed author of fifteen novels and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

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