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Ratner's Star

Author: Don DeLillo  

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"DeLillo's early-career masterpiece... a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science" LA Times

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"DeLillo's early-career masterpiece... a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science" LA Times

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"Brilliant . . . the wit, elegance, and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions" New York Times Book ReviewWhen Billy Twillig, a genius adolescent, wins the first Nobel Prize ever to be given in mathematics, he is recruited to live and work in the company of thirty Nobel laureates in obscurity underground. There, away from the rest of the world, this panel of estranged, demented and lovable scientists work together on a secret scientific project: deciphering a mysterious transmission received from outer space, from just near Ratner's Star.Written in DeLillo's characteristically mesmerizing prose, this brilliantly observed, funny and deeply thought-provoking novel explores the mysterious, mind-blowing, mathematical world of the future.MORE PRAISE FOR RATNER'S STAR"Eerie and intriguing . . . funny as well as instructive." Time"A mind-expanding trip to the finish line, and full of wit and slapstick as well" Washington Post"DeLillo's early-career masterpiece . . . a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science" LA Times

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Critic Reviews

“Brilliant. . .the wit, elegance, and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions”

Brilliant . . . the wit, elegance, and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions. New York Times Book Review
Eerie and intriguing . . . funny as well as instructive. Time
A mind-expanding trip to the finish line, and full of wit and slapstick as well Washington Post
DeLillo's early-career masterpiece . . . a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science. LA Times

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About the Author

Don DeLillo, the author of numerous novels, including Point Omega, Falling Man, White Noise and Libra, has won many honours in America and abroad, including the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his novel Underworld. In 2010, he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. He has also written several plays.

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'DeLillo's early-career masterpiece . . . a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science' LA Times When Billy Twillig, a genius adolescent, wins the first Nobel Prize ever to be given in mathematics, he is recruited to live and work in the company of thirty Nobel laureates in obscurity underground. There, away from the rest of the world, this panel of estranged, demented and lovable scientists work together on a secret scientific project: deciphering a mysterious transmission received from outer space, from just near Ratner's Star.Written in DeLillo's characteristically mesmerizing prose, this brilliantly observed, funny and deeply thought-provoking novel explores the mysterious, mind-blowing, mathematical world of the future. 'Brilliant . . . the wit, elegance, and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions' New York Times Book Review 'Eerie and intriguing . . . funny as well as instructive' Time 'A mind-expanding trip to the finish line, and full of wit and slapstick as well' Washington Post

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
19th May 2016
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Pages
448
ISBN
9781509837861

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