Libra

Paperback | August 27, 2013

byDon Delillo

not yet rated|write a review
In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of  John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald’s odyssey from  troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent  of history. When “history” presents itself in the person of two disgruntled CIA  operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will  galvanize the nation against Communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$16.96 online
$17.00 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of  John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald’s odyssey from  troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent  of history. When “history” presents itself in the person of two disgruntled CIA  operatives who de...

Acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Don DeLillo published his first short  story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including  White Noise (1985), which won the National Book Award. It was followed by  Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao  I...

other books by Don Delillo

Zero K: A Novel
Zero K: A Novel

Hardcover|May 3 2016

$27.83 online$36.00list price(save 22%)
White Noise
White Noise

Paperback|Jan 7 1986

$17.12 online$22.00list price(save 22%)
Underworld: A Novel
Underworld: A Novel

Paperback|Jul 9 1998

$17.50 online$26.00list price(save 32%)
see all books by Don Delillo
Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143190547

ISBN - 13:9780143190547

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Libra

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Undervalued His best character, Oswald.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from History alive Great novelization of the life of Lee Harvey Oswald and the centrality of the JFK assassination int he American psyche, a topic DeLillo introduced in his first novel, Americana. From Japan to the Bronx to Cuba, this novel covers a vast amount of political history. Awesome book.
Date published: 2016-11-10

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Libra operates at a dizzyingly high level of intensity throughout; it’s that true fictional rarity—a novel of admirable depth and relevance that’s also a terrific page-turner.” - USA Today

“DeLillo has created a thriller of the most profound sort … Libra is electrifying, a book alive with suggestion.” - Chicago Tribune