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ISBN-10: 0140085688
ISBN-13: 9780140085686
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 01/07/1986
Dimensions: 7.75" L, 5.05" W, 0.48" H

End Zone

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Price: $16.00

Overview

The second novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and The Silence

At Logos College in West Texas, huge young men, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and shiny helmets, play football with intense passion. During an uncharacteristic winning season, the perplexed and distracted running back Gary Harkness has periodic fits of nuclear glee; he is fueled and shielded by his fear of and fascination with nuclear conflict. Among oddly afflicted and recognizable players, the terminologies of football and nuclear war–the language of end zones–become interchangeable, and their meaning deteriorates as the collegiate year runs its course. In this triumphantly funny, deeply searching novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of football as war with rich, original zeal.

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Praise for End Zone

We've got the real thing in Don DeLillo. This is a wondrous work by an inventive talent.
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wonderful . . . [End Zone] makes one wonder whether there are any limits at all to [DeLillo's] potential growth.
The New York Times

Powerfully funny, oblique, testy, and playful, tearing along in dazzling cinematic spurts . . . A masterful novel.
The Washington Post

Taut, witty, and resonant. The dialogue is sweaty and true.
The Boston Globe

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Details

ISBN-10: 0140085688
ISBN-13: 9780140085686
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 01/07/1986
Dimensions: 7.75" L, 5.05" W, 0.48" H
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