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In this potent and beautiful novel, the writer andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;calls and#8220;prophetic about twenty-first-century Americaand#8221; looks into the mind and heart of a scholar who was recruited to help the miliandshy;tary conceptualize the war. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;We see Richard Elster at the end of his service. He has retreated to the desert, in search of space and geologic time. There he is joined by a filmmaker and by Elsterand#8217;s daughter Jessicaand#8212;an and#8220;otherworldlyand#8221; woman from New York. The three of them build an odd, tender intimacy, something like a family. Then a devastating event turns detachment into colossal grief, and it is a human mysandshy;tery that haunts the landscape of desert and mind.
From one of the country's greatest living writers comes a brief, unnerving, and hard-hitting new novel about a secret war advisor and a young filmmaker.
Now in paperback from one of our greatest living writers, the bestselling novel about a secret war advisor and a young filmmaker.
About the Author
Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Falling Man, Libra and White Noise, and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Jerusalem Prize. In 2006, Underworld was named one of the three best novels of the last twenty-five years by The New York Times Book Review, and in 2000 it won the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the most distinguished work of fiction of the past five years.
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