Point Omega, Paperback / softback Book

Point Omega Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Written in hypnotic prose, Don DeLillo's Point Omega is both a metaphysical meditation and a deeply unsettling mystery, from which one thing emerges: loss, fierce and incomprehensible. Richard Elster, a retired secret war adviser, has retreated to a forlorn house in a desert, 'somewhere south of nowhere'.

But his planned isolation is interrupted when he is joined by a young filmmaker intent on documenting his experience in a one-take film.

The two men sit on the deck, drinking and talking. Weeks go by. And then Elster's daughter Jessie visits. When a devastating event follows, all the men's talk, the accumulated meaning of conversation and isolation, is thrown into question. Reading the fiction of Don DeLillo is an utterly original experience: powerful, prescient, perceptive.

Writing in a prose that is both majestic and muscular, his unerringly accurate vision penetrates deep into the soul of America and consistently leaves readers with a fresh perspective on the world.

Since the publication of his first novel, in 1971, he has been acknowledged across the world as one of the greatest writers of his generation.

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