Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo audiobook

Cosmopolis: A Novel

By Don DeLillo
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Simon & Schuster Audio
5.37 Hours Unabridged
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Now a major motion picture directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis is the thirteenth novel by one of America’s most celebrated writers. It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism—when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments— are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol’s funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors—experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners—as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future. Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo’s thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.

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Summary

Summary

Now a major motion picture directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis is the thirteenth novel by one of America’s most celebrated writers.

It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism—when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments— are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol’s funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors—experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners—as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future.

Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo’s thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“DeLillo’s fervent intelligence and his fastidious, edgy prose…weave halos of import around every event.” John Updike
“A prose-poem about New York…DeLillo has always been good at telling us where we’re heading…We ignore him at our peril.”  Guardian (London)
“Don DeLillo continues to think about the modern world in language and images as quizzically beautiful as any writer.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“Another of [DeLillo’s] shivery wonders…DeLillo is an aging dynamo who seems totally in synch with contemporary culture, its instant pleasures, and its profound discontents.”  Entertainment Weekly

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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
Runtime: 5.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English