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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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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 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.

About the Author

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105985
Author:
Delillo, Don
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Powers, Richard
Introduction:
Powers, Richard
Author:
DeLillo, Don
Author:
Powers, Richard
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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"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 , 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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