Silence, The

Don DeLillo, John Greening, Susan Allott

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd, HarperCollins Publishers, Pan Macmillan

Published: 29-10-2020

£14.99

Don DeLillo completed The Silence just weeks before the devastating advent of Covid-19. This timely and compelling novel is the story of a different catastrophic event.

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Description

From one of America’s greatest writers, The Silence is a timely and compelling novel about what happens when an unpredictable crisis strikes.It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people are due to have dinner in an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The hosts are a retired physics professor and her husband; they are joined by one of her former students and await the arrival of another couple, delayed by what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. In the apartment, talk ranges widely. The opening kickoff is one commercial away. Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed.What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human. Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world. Never have DeLillo’s prescience, imagination and language been more illuminating and essential.

Additional information

Dimensions135 × 216 mm
Page Count128