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End Zone (Paperback)

By DeLillo, Don

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'Nobody, it seems, could write better than this. No one could have a clearer vision of the micro-circuitry of post-modern life' - Evening Standard . Ostensibly, DeLillo's blackly comic second novel is about Gary Harkness, a football player and student at Logos College, West Texas.... During a season of unprecedented success, Gary becomes increasingly obsessed with the threat of nuclear war. Both frightened and fascinated by the prospect, he listens to his team-mates discussing match tactics in much the same terms as generals might contemplate global conflict. But as the terminologies of football and nuclear war - the language of end zones - become interchanged, the polysemous nature of words emerges, and DeLillo forces us to see beyond the sterile reality of substitution. This clever and playful novel is a timeless and topical study of human beings' obsession with conflict and confrontation. 'Powerfully funny, oblique, testy, and playful, tearing along in dazzling cinematic spurts ...A masterful novel' - Washington Post .
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ISBN 9780330524964
Released NZ 18 Mar 2011
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780330524964
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 18 Mar 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 204g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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