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Winner of the 1985 National Book Award

Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra­modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an "airborne toxic event," a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the "white noise" engulfing the Gladneys-radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings-pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

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From a National Book Award-winning author comes this postmodern masterpiece. After a deadly toxic accident and his wife's addiction to an experimental drug, a man is forced to question everything about his life.

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Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra­modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an "airborne toxic event," a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the "white noise" engulfing the Gladneys-radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings-pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous.

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Winner of the National Book Award in 1985, Don DeLillo's postmodern masterpiece is about Jack and Babette, a middle America couple with children from previous marriages. After a deadly toxic accident and Babette's addiction to an experimental drug, Jack is forced to question everything about his life.

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Don DeLillo (1816-1855) is the author of fourteen novels, including Libra, End Zone, Mao II (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award) and Underworld.

Richard Powers is a MacArthur Fellow and the author of nine novels, including the National Book Award-winning The Echo Maker

Michael Cho is a comic book artist who lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Erica Williams, March 4, 2010 (view all comments by Erica Williams)
How did I manage to go this long without reading this book? Of course, I had seen it on the shelf at the bookstore countless times, but I had resisted it based on the opinions of others who had read it and weren't quite ready for the dynamite impact it delivers. I just finished reading it and I am resisting the urge to start over again, relishing not only the story, but the sentences! Who thinks like this? Fortunately, Don DeLillo does.
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ISBN:
9780143105985
Author:
Delillo, Don
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Powers, Richard
Introduction:
Powers, Richard
Author:
Powers, Richard
Author:
DeLillo, Don
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Industrial accidents
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.30x5.00x.90 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143105985 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From a National Book Award-winning author comes this postmodern masterpiece. After a deadly toxic accident and his wife's addiction to an experimental drug, a man is forced to question everything about his life.
"Synopsis" by ,
Buy a poster of the White Noise jacket art designed by Michael Cho

Read a review about White Noise in the Los Angeles Times

Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra­modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an "airborne toxic event," a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the "white noise" engulfing the Gladneys-radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings-pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous.

"Synopsis" by , Winner of the National Book Award in 1985, Don DeLillo's postmodern masterpiece is about Jack and Babette, a middle America couple with children from previous marriages. After a deadly toxic accident and Babette's addiction to an experimental drug, Jack is forced to question everything about his life.
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