Falling Man : A Novel (Hardcover)

Author: DeLillo, Don

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by R.Paget on 7/2/2007

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In this essential work of fiction, DeLillo traces the way the events of September 11 kindled or rekindled relationships and reconfigured Americas perceptions of the world in a novel that is beautiful, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, redemptive.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416546023
SKU 203527932
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1416546022
Release Date 5/15/2007
Author Info
Don DeLillo
DeLillo was raised in the Bronx as a Catholic and was educated by Jesuits. More interested in sports than in literature, he discovered books when he held a boring summer job and had nothing else to do but read. He has a B.A. from Fordham (1958) and worked in advertising after graduation. He published his first short story in 1960. His first novel, AMERICANA, was published in 1971. DeLillo chronicles modern mass culture with an astute eye, and is considered one of the most important late 20th-century novelists.
DeLillo was raised in the Bronx as a Catholic and was educated by Jesuits. More interested in sports than in literature, he discovered books when he held a boring summer job and had nothing else to do but read. He has a B.A. from Fordham (1958) and worked in advertising after graduation. He published his first short story in 1960. His first novel, AMERICANA, was published in 1971. DeLillo chronicles modern mass culture with an astute eye, and is considered one of the most important late 20th-century novelists.
Praise
"This novel is a return to DeLillo's best work. No other writer could encompass 9/11 quite like DeLillo does here." (starred review)
"It's a testament to DeLillo's brilliant command of language that readers will feel once again, whether they want to or not, as scared and as sad as they felt that day."
"FALLING MAN may not be the last word on 9/11, but it is the clearest vision yet of what it felt like to live through that day....So this is what Aristotle meant by catharsis."
"[A] revelatory piece of writing that will stand as a testament to his genius."
From the Publisher
Annotation Since the debut of AMERICANA in 1971 Don DeLillo has been the preeminent fictional chronicler of the subterranean intersection between the forces of political power and individual ideology, a perspicacious articulator of the seething paranoia of global milieu, and a brainy prose surgeon of our fabulist reality. FALLING MAN is a novel about September 11th, something that should surprise no one since September 11th is the type of event, in its colossal concept-shattering force, that, if it had NOT happened, DeLillo would have had to invent himself. These are the types of historical landmarks that DeLillo was born to write about, to grapple with, to be cowed by, to overcome, to imagine and re-imagine, and through literature, reclaim as something that can, however furtively, be known.
Editors Note Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith Neudecker makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers the ways in which the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world. 150,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2 There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people.First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes.These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the enormous force of history.Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic, beautiful, heartbreaking.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0246
Publisher Scribner Book Company
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