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Zero K

Zero K (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Air Iri OME)

By DeLillo, Don

Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when bi...omedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say an uncertain farewell to her as she surrenders her body. We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate? These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book's narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth. Don DeLillo's seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world-terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague-against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, the intimate touch of earth and sun.
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ISBN 9781509822836
Released NZ 26 Apr 2016
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Air Iri OME
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ISBN-13 9781509822836
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 26 Apr 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Air Iri OME
Edition Air Iri OME
Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 388g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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