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Mao II
DON DELILLO

Mao II by Don DeLillo
47 reviews (1991) (256p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
PEN/Faulkner Award Winner

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Book Description
Escaping the failed novel he has been working on for years, reclusive writer Bill Gray enters the world of political violence, terrorists, revolutionaries, and modern-day chaos. By the author of Libra. Reprint. NYT.


Amazon.com Review
Don DeLillo's follow-up to Libra, his brilliant fictionalization of the Kennedy assassination, Mao II is a series of elusive set-pieces built around the themes of mass psychology, individualism vs. the mob, the power of imagery and the search for meaning in a blasted, post-modern world. Bill Gray, the world's most famous reclusive novelist, has been working for many years on a stalled masterpiece when he gets the chance to aid a hostage trapped in a basement in war-torn Beirut. Gray sets out on a doomed, quixotic journey, and his disappearance disrupts the cloistered lives of his obsessed assistant and the assistant's companion, a former Moonie who has also become Bill's lover. This haunting, masterful novel won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992.


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Falling Man by Don DeLillo
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White Noise by Don DeLillo
297 reviews (1985) (326p) (NBCCA) (NBA)
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Don DeLillo Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 10  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 5  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Mao II · Underworld ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 3 Libra · Underworld · White Noise ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 White Noise ·  
National Book Award Nominations 3 Libra · Underworld · White Noise ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 1 Mao II ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 2 Mao II · The Angel Esmeralda ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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