In this remarkable novel of menace and mystery Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their "ideal" life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation which leads both of them into separate but equally fatal adventures. And still they remain untouched, "players" indifferent to the violence that surrounds them, and that they have helped to create.
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Explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are a modern New York couple who seem to have it all. But behind their 'ideal' life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation which leads them into violent adventures. By the author of 'Ratner's Star'.Review:
"The prose can be as dazzling as a waterfall... His disciples are right when they claim that few novelists have their fingers as close to the pulse of the end-of-millennium urban West." (Afshi Rattansi Guardian)
"Don DeLillo...is original, versatile, and, in his disdain of last year's emotional guarantees, fastidious.... Into our technology-ridden daily lives he reads the sinister ambiguities, the floating ugliness of America's recent history" (John Updike New Yorker)
"A witty, harrowing and superbly controlled novel about modern alienation and violence" ( Washington Post)
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099928507
Book Description Vintage Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99928507