White Noise
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White Noise

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Jack Gladney is the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. This is the story of his absurd life; a life that is going well enough, until a chemical spill from a rail car releases an 'Airborne Toxic Event' and Jack is forced to confront his biggest fear - his own mortality. White Noise is an effortless combination of social satire and metaphysical dilemma in which Don DeLillo exposes our rampant consumerism, media saturation and novelty intellectualism. It captures the particular strangeness of life lived when the fear of death cannot be denied, repressed or obscured and ponders the role of the family in a time when the very meaning of our existence is under threat.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 340.19g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330524844
  • 9780330524841
  • 17,741

About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the acclaimed author of fifteen novels and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.
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70,989 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (25,630)
3 22% (15,573)
2 8% (5,407)
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