Zero K by Don DeLillo audiobook

Zero K

By Don DeLillo
Read by Thomas Sadoski

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.80 Hours Unabridged
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A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body. “We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn’t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?” These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book’s narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing “the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.” Don DeLillo’s “daring…provocative…exquisite” (The Washington Post) new novel weighs the darkness of the world—terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague—against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, “the intimate touch of earth and sun.” “One of the most mysterious, emotionally moving, and rewarding books of DeLillo’s long career” (The New York Times Book Review), Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A Huffington Post Best Book of 2016

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for May 2016

A New York Times Notable Book

A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life.

Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body.

“We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn’t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?” These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book’s narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing “the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.”

Don DeLillo’s “daring…provocative…exquisite” (The Washington Post) new novel weighs the darkness of the world—terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague—against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, “the intimate touch of earth and sun.”

“One of the most mysterious, emotionally moving, and rewarding books of DeLillo’s long career” (The New York Times Book Review), Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mr. DeLillo’s true brilliance has always been as a satirist. Despite its morbid subject, this is a terrifically funny novel.” Wall Street Journal
“Daring…provocative…Captures the swelling fears of our age.” Washington Post
“Brilliant and astonishing…a masterpiece…full of DeLillo’s amazing inimitable scalpel perceptions, fluent in the ideas we’ll be talking about twenty years from now.” Chicago Tribune
“DeLillo turns his critical eye to the latest technological advancement threatening to alter the fabric humanity: cryonics.” Huffington Post
“Don DeLillo’s extraordinary new novel offers a bracing revision of our certitude about death and taxes.” BookForum
“Among DeLillo’s finest work…DeLillo sneaks a heartbreaking story of a son attempting to reconnect with his father into his thought-provoking novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lush in thought and feeling…DeLillo reaffirms his standing as one of the world’s most significant writers.” Booklist (starred review)

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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, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English