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The Names Don DeLillo

The Names By Don DeLillo

The Names by Don DeLillo


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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself.

The Names Summary

The Names by Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo's seventh novel is an exotic thriller. Set mostly in Greece, it concerns a mysterious 'language cult' seemingly behind a number of unexplained murders. Obsessed by news of this ritualistic violence, an American risk analyst is drawn to search for an explanation. We follow his progress on an obsessive journey that begins to take over his life and the lives of those closest to him.

In addition to offering a series of precise character studies, The Names explores the intersection of language and culture, the perception of America from both inside and outside its borders, and the impact that narration has on the facts of a story. Meditative and probing, DeLillo wonders: how does one cope with the fact that the act of articulation is simultaneously capable of defining and circumscriptively restricting access to the self?

The Names Reviews

A serious and complicated novel which deserves praise . . . an outstandingly well-written and constructed book. * Guardian *
Compelling . . . strange and wonderful and frightening. * New Yorker *

About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of many bestselling novels, including Point Omega, Falling Man, White Noise and Libra. He 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

GOR003792506
9780330524865
0330524860
The Names by Don DeLillo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2011-03-04
416
N/A
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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