June 3, 2008
June 3, 2008
Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers how the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world.
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.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary, War + Military, Philosophy, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior
- Language: English
- Author: Don DeLillo
- Online Item #: 11340857
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1897
- ISBN: 9781416546061
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported