Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo audiobook

Ratner's Star

By Don DeLillo
Read by Jacques Roy

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 an acclaimed essayist, playwright, short story writer, and novelist. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize, the Jerusalem Prize, and the William Dean Howells Medal. Before becoming a writer, he worked for the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Currently, he lives in New York City.

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