Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

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It's a stunningly eventful day in the life of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire who owns a forty-eight-room apartment and a decommissioned nuclear bomber and who has recently married the heiress of a vast European fortune. Sitting in his stretch limousine as it moves across the middle of Manhattan, he finds the city at a virtual standstill because the President is visiting, a rapper's funeral is proceeding through town, and a violent protest is being staged in Times Square by anti-globalist groups. Eric's bodyguards are worried that he is a target and, indeed, he is -- although the danger, as it turns out, is not from protesters or political assassins but from an anonymous man who lives in an abandoned building.

'One of America's smartest and most disturbing writers' THE TIMES

'DeLillo shapes a rhetoric for our age' OBSERVER
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 15mm | 185g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330412744
  • 9780330412742
  • 391,706

About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of many bestselling novels, including Point Omega, Falling Man, White Noise, Libra and Zero K, and 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 several plays.
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3 36% (4,583)
2 18% (2,285)
1 6% (795)
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