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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Don DeLillo

Zero K

€ 13.95

A New York Times bestseller, `DeLillo`s haunting new novel, Zero K-his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld` (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life.

Jeffrey Lockhart`s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say `an uncertain farewell` to her as she surrenders her body.

`We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn`t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?` These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book`s narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing `the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.`

Don DeLillo`s `daring...provocative...exquisite` (The Washington Post) new novel weighs the darkness of the world-terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague-against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, `the intimate touch of earth and sun.`

`One of the most mysterious, emotionally moving, and rewarding books of DeLillo`s long career` (The New York Times Book Review), Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time.

Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
288 pagina's
Januari 2017
246 gram
204 x 133 x 18 mm
Simon and Schuster US gb
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