Don DeLillo Libra

ISBN 13: 9780140112511

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A factional reconstruction of the events leading up to John Kennedy's assassination. The antihero of the book is, of course, Lee Harvey Oswald, who is as hauntingly real in this book as he was elusive in real life.

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A writer who, once you read him, makes you want to read everything he has done (Martin Amis Sunday Times)

DeLillo's swift, ironic, and witty cross-country nightmare doesn't have a dull or unoriginal line (Rolling Stone)

Nearly every sentence rings true. DeLillo is a man of frightening perception (Joyce Carol Oates)

Witty, clever and incisive. Marvellously realised (Time Out)

About the Author:

The author of thirteen novels, five plays, and numerous short stories, Don DeLillo was born in 1936. Americana (1971), his first novel, announced the arrival of a major literary talent, and the novels that followed confirmed his reputation as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in late-twentieth-century American fiction. DeLillo's comic gifts come to the fore in White Noise (1985), which won the National Book Award, and Underworld (1997), with its vivid portraits of actor Jackie Gleason and standup comedian Lenny Bruce.

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