In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When 'history' presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.
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"Libra operates at a dizzyingly high level of intensity throughout; it’s that true fictional rarity—a novel of admirable depth and relevance that’s also a terrific page-turner."
"DeLillo’s novel is like a stop-motion frame of the crossfire, a still picture of an awful moment.... [His] prose has a quality of demented lyricism."
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DON DELILLO is the author of fourteen novels, including White Noise, Underworld and Falling Man and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the Jerusalem Prize. In 2006, Underworld was named one of the three best novels of the last twenty-five years by The New York Times Book Review, and in 2000 it won the William Dean Howells medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the most distinguished work of fiction of the past five years.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140127119
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140127119
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140127119
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140127119 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0059823