Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo audiobook

Ratner's Star

By Don DeLillo
Read by Jacques Roy

Simon & Schuster Audio
15.90 Hours 1
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"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." —The New Yorker "His most spectacularly inventive novel." —The New York Times One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works.

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Summary

Summary

"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." —The New Yorker

"His most spectacularly inventive novel." —The New York Times

One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“His most spectacularly inventive novel.” The New York Times
“A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind.” The New Yorker

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Author

Author Bio: Don DeLillo

Author Bio: Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of seventeen novels which have won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2013 he was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and in 2015, the National Book Foundation awarded DeLillo its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 15.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English