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Publisher Comments:

For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.

Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist In this spare, seductive novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time — time, love, and human perception.

The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time.

Synopsis:

From the award-winning, bestselling author of White Noise and Underworld comes a spare, seductive, and profoundly moving novel about marriage, loneliness, and the nature of creativity.

Lauren Hardke, an artist whose body and voice serve as her media, is struggling to understand the sudden death of her husband, the film director Rey Robles. Wandering through their rambling house, she encounters a strange, ageless man possessed of uncanny knowledge of her life and the intimate idiosyncrasies of her marriage. Though she is unsure whether he is real, a figment of her imagination, or a ghost, Lauren finds herself accompanying him on an extraordinary exploration of time, love, and human perception. It is a journey only Don DeLillo could have depicted so masterfully.

Synopsis:

For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.

Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist In this spare, seductive novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time — time, love, and human perception.

The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time.

About the Author

This is Don Delillo's twelfth novel. His fiction has won many honors in this country and abroad, including the national Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his latest novel, Underworld.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743518161
performance Read:
Anderson, Laurie
Author:
Anderson, Laurie
Read:
Anderson, Laurie
Author:
DeLillo, Don
Author:
Anderson, Laurie
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Body art
Subject:
Talking books.
Subject:
Bereavement in art
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
1393095
Series Volume:
137-00
Publication Date:
20010201
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
3 sound discs
Dimensions:
5.79x4.97x.99 in. .42 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180 Minutes

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Product details 3 sound discs pages Simon & Schuster Audio - English 9780743518161 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the award-winning, bestselling author of White Noise and Underworld comes a spare, seductive, and profoundly moving novel about marriage, loneliness, and the nature of creativity.

Lauren Hardke, an artist whose body and voice serve as her media, is struggling to understand the sudden death of her husband, the film director Rey Robles. Wandering through their rambling house, she encounters a strange, ageless man possessed of uncanny knowledge of her life and the intimate idiosyncrasies of her marriage. Though she is unsure whether he is real, a figment of her imagination, or a ghost, Lauren finds herself accompanying him on an extraordinary exploration of time, love, and human perception. It is a journey only Don DeLillo could have depicted so masterfully.

"Synopsis" by , For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.

Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist In this spare, seductive novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time — time, love, and human perception.

The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time.

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