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Mao II

DeLillo, Don

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ISBN 10: 0670839043 / ISBN 13: 9780670839049
Published by Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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NEAR FINE/FINE unread copy protected by archival Brodart Cover. A small black mark is on the bottom of the text. Is not a remainder mark. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000815

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Title: Mao II

Publisher: Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Reclusive writer Bill Gray escapes his failed novel into a world of political violence and terror, in a story that journeys from New York, to London, Athens, and ultimately, the bombed-out city of Beirut

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Don DeLillo's follow-up to Libra, his brilliant fictionalization of the Kennedy assassination, Mao II is a series of elusive set-pieces built around the themes of mass psychology, individualism vs. the mob, the power of imagery and the search for meaning in a blasted, post-modern world. Bill Gray, the world's most famous reclusive novelist, has been working for many years on a stalled masterpiece when he gets the chance to aid a hostage trapped in a basement in war-torn Beirut. Gray sets out on a doomed, quixotic journey, and his disappearance disrupts the cloistered lives of his obsessed assistant and the assistant's companion, a former Moonie who has also become Bill's lover. This haunting, masterful novel won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992.

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