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RATNER'S STAR.

DeLillo, Don.

ISBN 10: 0394400836 / ISBN 13: 9780394400839
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in a close to fine dj. (A few small traces of chaffing at upper edge of boards. 1/2" tear at head of rear panel of dj.) Author's FOURTH book. (BC). Bookseller Inventory # 27820

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Title: RATNER'S STAR.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." --The New Yorker

One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like The Names (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries).  

"His most spectacularly inventive novel." --The New York Times 

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lo's first novels, Ratner's Star  follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like The Names (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries).

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