Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

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It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism--when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments-- are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors--experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners--as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future.
"Cosmopolis," Don DeLillo's thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 209 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • English
  • Media Tie-In ed.
  • 145168939X
  • 9781451689396
  • 830,591

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"A brilliant novel.... Don DeLillo continues to think about the modern world in language and images as quizzically beautiful as any writer.""--San Francisco Chronicle"
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