Mao II

Mao II : A Novel

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"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch-individualist. At the heart of the book is Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and enters the world of political violence, a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Bill's dangerous passage leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated assistant, Scott, and the strange young woman who is Scott's lover--and Bill's.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0140152741
  • 9780140152746
  • 145,551

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"This novel's a beauty. A vision as bold and a voice as eloquent and morally focused as any in American writing" --Thomas PynchonThe writing is dazzling; the images, so radioactive that they glow afterward in our minds." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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About Don DeLillo

Acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including " White Noise " (1985), which won the National Book Award. It was followed by " Libra " (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by " Mao " " II ," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 1997, he published the bestselling " Underworld ," and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. DeLillo is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters."

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