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Underworld (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

By DeLillo, Don

'A rousingly impressive achievement in almost every novelistic department - dialogue, structure, timing, precise description, heartfelt veracity and the rest ...In Underworld we have a mature and hugely accomplished novelist firing on all cylinders, at the sophisticated height of... his multifarious powers' - William Boyd, Observer . Underworld opens - famously - at the Dodgers-Giants 1951 National League final, where Bobby Thomson hits The Shot Heard Round the World and wins the pennant race for the Giants. But on the other side of the planet, another highly significant shot was fired: the USSR's first atomic detonation. And so begins a masterpiece of gloriously symphonic storytelling. DeLillo loosely follows the fate of the winning baseball as the book swells and rolls through time. He offers a panoramic vision of America, defined by the overarching conflict of the cold war. This is an awe-inspiring story, seen in deep, clear detail, of men and women, together and apart, as they search for meaning, survival and connection in the toughest of times. 'A literary colossus, equal to any (and surpassing most) of the vaulting novels which strive for the immensity of the American mythic' - Geoff Dyer, Sunday Telegraph .
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ISBN 9780330524971
Released NZ 1 May 2011
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
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ISBN-13 9780330524971
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 1 May 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 832
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 51mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 570g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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