Don DeLillo Libra

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The anti-hero of Libra is Lee Harvey Oswald, who is as hauntingly real in the book as he was elusive in reality. Here he is, as large and as small as life?joining the marines, poring over Marxist texts, defecting to Russia, handing out leaflets for the Fair Play Cuba committee, imagining himself as an agent of history. That is, until ?history? presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on JFK?s life, one that could be linked to Fidel Castro, is the only way to put Cuba back in geopolitical play?and that Oswald would be the perfect instrument for their plans.

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?One of the most ironic, intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America.? ?The New York Times
?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.? ?USA Today

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Now with a new introduction by the author—"a thriller of the most profound sort"
Chicago Tribune

"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."
USA Today

"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."
The New Yorker

About the Author:

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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