A brilliant billionaire asset manager, en route via white stretch limo to the local haircutter, finds his trip interrupted by a presidential motorcade, music idol's funeral, movie set, and violent political demonstration, and receives a number of important visitors in the fields of security, technology, currency, finance, and theory.
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Don Delillo is the author of thirteen novels and two plays. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Jerusalem Prize.From AudioFile:
Don DeLillo has avid fans who adore the humor, symbolism, and neo-Gothic fantasy of Underworld and his other novels. In this one, a youngish tycoon enters his custom-made limo to traverse Manhattan for a haircut. The journey takes him an entire day, becoming an odyssey of erotic and satiric adventures, ending with a confrontation with his would-be assassin. Echoes of Joyce, Cheever, and Tom Robbins abound. Will Patton lowers his rugged voice to a near whisper, imbuing the entire exercise with a sinister presentiment of doom. In so doing, much of the humor is sacrificed. The combination of murky text and mumbling reader makes the novel difficult to concentrate on. Y.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Scribner, New York, NY U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. [209 pp] >>> FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING - HARDCOVER - NEW in NEW Dust Jacket. Thirteenth novel by National Book Award-winning, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author. Flawless copy. GIFT QUALITY COLLECTIBLE. Bookseller Inventory # 009498
Book Description Scribner, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0743244249
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Book Description Scribner (New York), 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. An unread, perfect copy, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page. Pristine. Shipped in well padded box. (Smoke-free, no marks, no bruises, not a book club edition, etc.) The author's 13th novel (not counting AMAZONS). A re-interpretation of James Joyce's Ulysses transposed to New York around the time of the collapse of the dot-com bubble in the year 2000. Movie source. Author has signed his name only, with no other writing. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # x1124