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An epic novel that encompasses fifty years of American history

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ISBN 9781447289395
Barcode 9781447289395
Published 8 September 2015 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
Introduction by Kushner, Rachel
Series Picador Classic (part: 31)
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ISBN-13 9781447289395
ISBN-10 1447289390
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 8 September 2015
International Publication Date 13 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
Introduction by Kushner, Rachel
Series Picador Classic (part: 31)
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 832
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 52mm
Weight 681g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Baseball stories, Cold War - Fiction, United States - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 650930

Description of this Book

With an introduction by Rachel Kushner Underworld opens - famously - at the Dodgers-Giants 1951 National League final, where Bobby Thomson hits The Shot Heard Round the World and wins the pennant race for the Giants. But on the other side of the planet, another highly significant shot was fired: the USSR's first atomic detonation. And so begins a masterpiece of gloriously symphonic storytelling. DeLillo loosely follows the fate of the winning baseball as the book swells and rolls through time. He offers a panoramic vision of America, defined by the overarching conflict of the cold war. This is an awe-inspiring story, seen in deep, clear detail, of men and women, together and apart, as they search for meaning, survival and connection in the toughest of times.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1998 (UK)
NZ Review Every decade or so the real thing comes along - a work of literature so overwhelmingly good that you know it is a masterpiece which will endure ... huge sections sweep you along in a way that only the greatest books can. -- Michael Shelden Daily Telegraph His longest, most ambitious, and most complicated novel - and his best ... Underworld is the black comedy of the Cold War; it is full of sentences that capture, with the choice of the odd word, a moment in American history. New Yorker Astonishing ... an amazing performance ... Mr DeLillo's most affecting novel yet ... This bravura master of cerebral pyrotechnics also knows how to seize and rattle our emotions ... In this remarkable novel, [DeLillo] has taken the effluvia of modern society, all the detritus of our daily and political lives, and turned it into a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art. New York Times Don DeLillo's latest epic, Underworld, brilliantly interweaves voices, incidents and telling details into a moving, empowering people's history. If Libra, White Noise and Mao II hadn't already done enough to persuade British readers that DeLillo ranks with the best of contemporary American novelists, Underworld surely will. -- Blake Morrison Independent on Sunday
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Don DeLillo is the acclaimed author of fifteen novels, including Underworld, White Noise and Libra, and five plays. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

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