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FROM THE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD & THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION "Among DeLillo's finest work" Publishers Weekly, starred review "Don DeLillo's extraordinary new novel offers a bracing revision of our certitude about death and taxes... a mysterious, funny, an... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781509822836
Barcode 9781509822836
Published 26 April 2016 by Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Air Iri OME
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Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
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ISBN-13 9781509822836
ISBN-10 1509822836
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 26 April 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
Weight 388g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 650282

Description of this Book

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 biomedical 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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Author's Bio

Don DeLillo, the author of fifteen novels, including Point Omega, Falling Man, White Noise and Libra, has won many honours in America and abroad, including the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his novel Underworld. In 2010, he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. He has also written three plays.

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