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Americana (Paperback)

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"The psyche of American Psycho with the atmosphere of Mad Men that develops into a grim Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A True nightmare filled with ghouls of high society,"

-Justin

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The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K
At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome 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.

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

About the Author


Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140119480
ISBN-10: 0140119485
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: July 6th, 1989
Pages: 377
Language: English