Underworld: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 832 pages
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A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
  

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'It was a memory that clarified the connections,' muses Nick Shay at one point in this novel, Nick Shay being the central figure and occasional narrator of this extraordinary book. Indeed, if such a ... Read full review

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Probably the greatest novel I have ever read. Reading this book was like reading a symphony. The power of the different story elements ebbing and flowing at just the right moments is breathtaking ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In October 2012, DeLillo receives the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work.

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