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Players (Paperback)

Author:  Don DeLillo
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679722939
ISBN-13: 9780679722939
Sku: 30117877
Publish Date: 7/1/1989
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  212
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Someone says: 'Motels. I like motels. I wish I owned a chain, worldwide. I'd like to go from one to another to another, There's something self-realizing about that.' (from the first line)
The author explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their 'ideal' life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation.
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The run-down, rut-bound lives of Lyle and Pammy Wynant are transformed, with shattering results, when, after a terrorist murder at the Stock Exchange, Lyle joins the terrorists and Pammy flies off to Maine with a pair of homosexual lovers
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A privileged young Wall Street couple named Pammy and Lyle feel unfulfilled and shortchanged even though they lead an enviable life. Then terrorists attack on the floor of the Stock Exchange, and a colleague of Lyle's is killed. This act of violence releases something in the two, and their lives change drastically: Lyle becomes involved with a terrorist movement, and Pammy leaves him and flees to Maine. DeLillo stated in an interview that the novel, originally, was about "the intimacy of language," but "the idea got sidetracked, and only fragments survive."
Author Bio
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.

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0212
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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