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First published in 1985, White Noise won the National Book Award. It is now regarded as a classic of postmodern literature. Jack Gladney is a pioneering professor in the field of Hitler Studies at the bucolic Midwestern College-on-the-Hill. Married five times, he has a brood of children and stepchildren with his current wife, Babette. Over the course of an absurd, tragic year, Jack and Babette will each be forced to confront the question that keeps them awake at night: who will die first? In 2012 Picador celebrated its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more at http://www.picador.com/40
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Better than any book I can think of, White Noise captures the particular strangeness of life in a time where humankind has finally learned enough to kill itself. Naturally, it's a terribly funny book, and the prose is as beautiful as a sunset through a particulate-filled sky. Nice-guy narrator Jack Gladney teaches Hitler Studies at a small college. His wife may be taking a drug that removes fear, and one day a nearby chemical plant accidentally releases a cloud of gas that may be poisonous. Writing before Bhopal and Prozac entered the popular lexicon, DeLillo produced a work so closely tuned into its time that it tells the future.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Picador. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2936269864
Book Description Picador. Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Seller Inventory # Z1-C-078-00898
Book Description Picador,uk, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.NEAR FIEN HARDBACK IN NEAR FIEN DUSTWRAPPER BUT PAGE EDGE BROWNING DUE TO CHEAP PAPER. Seller Inventory # 5GHGYG
Book Description Picador, London, UK, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in Fine, Flawless, Signed 1st UK ed 1st pt in archival protection. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 047175