Mao II: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 1992 - Fiction - 256 pages
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"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch-individualist. At the heart of the book is Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and enters the world of political violence, a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Bill's dangerous passage leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated assistant, Scott, and the strange young woman who is Scott's lover--and Bill's.
  

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

This is a Typical DeLillo - which is by no means bad. On the contrary. First, I'd like to say that DeLillo's writing style is as ornate and expressive as ever. This is more of a rambling discussion, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

When you read this book read each chapter twice. Read it once in your head and get the visuals. Then read it out loud. Taste the words. There is poetry here. I wish there were a few less "talking ... Read full review

Contents

I
19
II
28
III
35
IV
50
V
62
VI
76
VII
94
VIII
107
IX
120
X
139
XI
154
XII
172
XIII
195
XIV
218
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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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