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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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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 White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and The Silence

At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals to become a top television executive. David’s world is made up of the images that flicker across America’s screens, the fantasies that enthrall America’s imagination.

When, at the height of his success, the dream (and the dream-making) become a nightmare, David sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture and to impose a pattern on America’s–and his own–past, present, and future.

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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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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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