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ISBN-10: 0679722955
ISBN-13: 9780679722953
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 07/17/1989
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 5.20" W, 0.83" H

The Names

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Overview

Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, “The Names” is considered the book which began to drive “sharply upward the size of his readership” ( “Los Angeles Times Book Review” ). Among the cast of DeLillo’s bizarre yet fully realized characters in “The Names” are Kathryn, the narrator’s estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, “The Names” stands with any of DeLillo’s more recent and highly acclaimed works.

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Brilliant...a powerful, haunting book. –The New York Times Book Review

DeLillo's most accomplished novel. –Time

Compelling...strange and wonderful and frightening. –The New Yorker

Exotic, atmospheric, curiously suspenseful, full of characters at once unusual and fully realized...an extraordinarily original and enveloping piece of work. –Los Angeles Times Book Review

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ISBN-10: 0679722955
ISBN-13: 9780679722953
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 07/17/1989
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 5.20" W, 0.83" H
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