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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An unparalleled trip into the heart of America ( Observer)
Wonderful ( Guardian)
Even with all the swirling contradictory data, this you feel is America, and the news starts here ( Sunday Times)
Monumental, DeLillo at his chilling best. Concentrates on the inner life of the people who shaped the Kennedy assassination. He constructs the very human faces behind a monstrous event, creating fiction which trespasses on reality ( Time Out)
An audacious blend of fiction and fact ( The Times)
Don DeLillo was born and raised in New York City. He has written fifteen novels and three stage plays and has won many honours including the National Book Award for White Noise, the International Fiction Prize for Libra, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Mao II, the Jerusalem Prize, the Howells Medal for Underworld and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140127119
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140127119