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Ratner's Star

Delillo, Don

Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976, New York, 1976
ISBN 10: 0394400836 / ISBN 13: 9780394400839
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Title: Ratner's Star

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976, New York

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Closed end tear to top left head of dj. Small water stain to rear bottom panel dj. Bookseller Inventory # 4846

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Synopsis: "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 

Product Description: 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).  

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