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ISBN-10: 0140119485
ISBN-13: 9780140119480
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 07/06/1989
Dimensions: 7.77" L, 5.04" W, 0.73" H

Americana

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Overview

“DeLillo’s swift, ironic, and witty cross-country American nightmare doesn’t have a dull or an unoriginal line.”–Rolling Stone

The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of the National Book Award-winning White Noise

At twenty-eight, David Bell is living the American Dream. He has fought his way to the top, becoming a top television executive who has captivated America’s imagination through the images on their flickering screens.

At the height of his success, David becomes disillusioned with the realities of consumerism and mass media and sets out to rediscover reality–and himself. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture and find meaning in America’s past, present, and future.

Don DeLillo delivers a witty and incisive examination of Amerca’s cultural heritage and the complexities of identity in this classic work of postmodernist literary fiction.

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Praise for Americana

"DeLillo's swift, ironic, and witty cross-country American nightmare doesn't have a dull or an unoriginal line."
Rolling Stone

"Nearly every sentence of Americana rings true, an insistence upon the authenticity behind the stereotypes . . . DeLillo is a man of frightening perception."
Joyce Carol Oates, The Detroit Sunday News

"There have been many–too-many–novels in which the protagonist tries to find himself: here is one in which he tries to lose himself."
The New York Times

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Details

ISBN-10: 0140119485
ISBN-13: 9780140119480
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 07/06/1989
Dimensions: 7.77" L, 5.04" W, 0.73" H
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