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.
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.
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"Disturbing, provocative and darkly comic, Mao II reads, at once, as a sociological meditation on the perils of contemporary society, and as a kind of new-wave thriller" (Michiko Kakutani New York Times)
"A work of fiction not merely astonishingly fitting for our times, but rich and rewarding for anyone wishing to understand them" ( Sunday Times)
"Full of marvels, both in its imagery and its language" ( Irish Times)
"This novel's 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)
'This novel's a beauty' Thomas Pynchon
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Book Description Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected proofs, first edition. Flat signed by Don DeLillo on the title page. Trade softcover, no DJ as issued. Condition new, spine not creased, corners sharp. 8vo, 239 pages/ No markings of any kind, no names, underlinings or highlights. Not a reminder. Uncommon uncorrected proofs signed by author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 010199