Paperback $19.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Fiction - Published: 9/Aug/2016 - ISBN: 9781509837861
Don DeLillo, the author of numerous novels, including <b><i>Point Omega</i></b>, <b><i>Falling Man</i></b>, <b><i>White Noise</i></b> 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 <b><i>Underworld</i></b>. In 2010, he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. He has also written several plays. "DeLillo's early-career masterpiece... a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science" <i>LA Times</i> When Billy Twillig, a genius adolescent, wins the first Nobel Prize ever to be given in mathematics, he is recruited to live and work in the company of thirty Nobel laureates in obscurity underground. There, away from the rest of the world, this panel of estranged, demented and lovable scientists work together on a secret scientific project: deciphering a mysterious transmission received from outer space, from just near Ratner's Star.
Written in DeLillo's characteristically mesmerizing prose, this brilliantly observed, funny and deeply thought-provoking novel explores the mysterious, mind-blowing, mathematical world of the future.
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