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Fiction - Published: 9/Aug/2016 - ISBN: 9781509837847
Don DeLillo, the author of numerous novels, including <i><b>Point Omega</b>, <b>Falling Man</b>, <b>White Noise</b></i> and <i><b>Libra</b></i>, 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 <i><b>Underworld</b></i>. In 2010, he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. He has also written several plays. "One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America"- <i>New York Times</i> 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 about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch -individualist, <i><b>Mao II</b></i> explores a world in which the novelist's power to influence the inner life of a culture now belongs to bomb-makers and gunmen.
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