Billy Twillig has won the first Nobel Prize ever to be given in mathematics. Set in the near future, this book charts an innocent's education when Billy is sent to live in the company of 30 Nobel laureates and he is asked to decipher transmissions from outer space.
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"A mind-expanding trip to the finish line, and full of wit and slapstick as well…" ( Washington Post Book World)
"DeLillo's early-career masterpiece … it's a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science" ( L A Times)
An early novel from much celebrated DeLillo, in which his characteristically powerful prose invites the reader into the mysterious, mind-blowing, mathematical world of the future.
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Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009992840X