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April 20. Eric Packer, age twenty-eight, wakes up and emerges from his $108 million apartment to locate his white stretch limo. Packer is the most formidable and most daring of currency traders, and his ride across town—ostensibly to get a haircut—is a journey only the twenty-first century could understand. His first meeting—in the car—is with his chief of analysis, a man even younger than himself. In his congested travel across town (traffic is caused by a President’s visit, a music idol’s funeral, a demonstration, and more), Eric Packer encounters our speeded up, global world. Sometimes he leaves the car to find the world—his wife of twenty-two days, his lover of much longer, the female bodyguard he also sleeps with—sometimes the world meets him in the car.
At age four, Eric figured out what he would weigh on every planet in the solar system. Now he is worth billions. He is also in a willfully self-annihilating bet against the yen that creates “storms of disorder” around the globe. Every one of his advisors advises against it.
DeLillo’s thirteenth novel confirmed his role as one of the most profoundly significant writers working in our lifetime—and then some.
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Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Zero K, Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. His story collection The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Will Patton's numerous film credits include Remember the Titans, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophesies, Armageddon, and The Spitfire Grill. He starred in the TNT miniseries Into the West and on the CBS series The Agency, and won Obie Awards in the theater for his performances in Fool for Love and What Did He See.
Don DeLillo has avid fans who adore the humor, symbolism, and neo-Gothic fantasy of Underworld and his other novels. In this one, a youngish tycoon enters his custom-made limo to traverse Manhattan for a haircut. The journey takes him an entire day, becoming an odyssey of erotic and satiric adventures, ending with a confrontation with his would-be assassin. Echoes of Joyce, Cheever, and Tom Robbins abound. Will Patton lowers his rugged voice to a near whisper, imbuing the entire exercise with a sinister presentiment of doom. In so doing, much of the humor is sacrificed. The combination of murky text and mumbling reader makes the novel difficult to concentrate on. Y.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Description du livre Picador, 2003. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0330412752