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Americana

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David Bell embodies the American dream. He's twenty-eight, has survived office coups, scandals, and beaten lesser rivals, to become an extremely successful TV exec. The images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall viewers, they are of his making.

But David's dream is turning sour, nightmarish. He wants reality, to touch, feel and record what is real. He takes a camera and journeys across America in a mad, roving quest to discover and capture some sense of his own and his country's past, present and future.

Americana is Don DeLillo's brilliant first novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 266g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241953383
  • 9780241953389
  • 273,855

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A writer who, once you read him, makes you want to read everything he has done Martin Amis Sunday Times
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Witty, clever and incisive. Marvellously realised * Time Out * Nearly every sentence rings true. DeLillo is a man of frightening perception -- Joyce Carol Oates DeLillo's swift, ironic, and witty cross-country nightmare doesn't have a dull or unoriginal line * Rolling Stone * A writer who, once you read him, makes you want to read everything he has done -- Martin Amis * Sunday Times *
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About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo was born and raised in New York City. He has written fifteen novels and three stage plays and has won many honours including the National Book Award for White Noise, the International Fiction Prize for Libra, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Mao II, the Jerusalem Prize, the Howells Medal for Underworld and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.
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4,475 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 14% (636)
4 34% (1,529)
3 36% (1,592)
2 13% (560)
1 4% (158)
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