Falling Man

Falling Man

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There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years.

Falling Man begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and traces the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people.

First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his estranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes.

These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the enormous force of history.

Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is beautiful, heartbreaking, cathartic.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 25mm | 473g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0330452231
  • 9780330452236
  • 524,258

Review quote

"Falling Man brings at least a measure of memory, tenderness and meaning to all that howling space." -- Frank Rich, "The New York Times" Book Review
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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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Rating details

10,934 ratings
3.21 out of 5 stars
5 10% (1,116)
4 29% (3,210)
3 38% (4,116)
2 17% (1,841)
1 6% (651)
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