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Mao II Don DeLillo

Mao II By Don DeLillo

Mao II by Don DeLillo


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Summary

Reclusive writer Bill Gray escapes his failed novel into a world of political violence.

Mao II Summary

Mao II by Don DeLillo

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, Mao II is the work of an ingenious writer at the height of his powers.

Bill Gray, a famous, reclusive novelist, emerges from his isolation when he becomes the key figure in an event staged to force the release of a poet hostage in Beirut.

As Bill enters the world of political violence, a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms, Bill's dangerous passage leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated assistant, Scott, and the strange young woman who is Scott's lover - and Bill's.

An extraordinary novel from Don DeLillo about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch-individualist, Mao II explores a world in which the novelist's power to influence the inner life of a culture now belongs to bomb-makers and gunmen.

Mao II Reviews

A beauty. . . Delillo takes us on a breathtaking journey, beyond the official versions of our daily history, behind all easy assumptions about who we're supposed to be, with a vision as bold and a voice as eloquent and morally focused as any in American writing -- Thomas Pynchon
A work of fiction not merely astonishingly fitting for our times, but rich and rewarding for anyone wishing to understand them * Sunday Times *

About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo, the author of numerous novels, including Point Omega, Falling Man, White Noise and Libra, 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.

Additional information

GOR007872658
9781509837847
1509837841
Mao II by Don DeLillo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
20160519
256
Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1992 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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