Mao Ii: A Novel

Paperback | May 1, 1992

byDon Delillo

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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award

From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K


"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch-individualist. At the heart of the book is Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and enters the world of political violence, a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Bill's dangerous passage leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated assistant, Scott, and the strange young woman who is Scott's lover--and Bill's.

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"One of the most ironic, intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch individualist. A love triangle that moves from New York to London to Beirut, Mao II tells an intimate story...

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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner AwardFrom the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind a...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140152741

ISBN - 13:9780140152746

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"One of the most ironic, intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch individualist. A love triangle that moves from New York to London to Beirut, Mao II tells an intimate story of faith, longing and redemption

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"This novel's a beauty. A vision as bold and a voice as eloquent and morally focused as any in American writing" --Thomas Pynchon

The writing is dazzling; the images, so radioactive that they glow afterward in our minds." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times