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The Silence - Don DeLillo

The Silence - Don DeLillo

Title: The Silence

Author:  Don DeLillo

ISBN:  9781529057096

Weight:  693g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Silence by Don DeLillo

From one of America’s greatest writers, The Silence is a timely and compelling novel about what happens when an unpredictable crisis strikes.

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022.  Five people are due to have dinner in an apartment on the east side of Manhattan.  The hosts are a retired physics professor and her husband; they are joined by one of her former students and await the arrival of another couple, delayed by what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris.

In the apartment, talk ranges widely.  The opening kickoff is one commercial away.  Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed.

What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human.  Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world.  Never have DeLillo’s prescience, imagination and language been more illuminating and essential.

Don DeLillo completed this novel just weeks before the advent of Covid-19.  The Silence is the story of a different catastrophic event.  Its resonances offer a mysterious solace.

Peer & Press Reviews

DeLillo is a master stylist, and not a word goes to waste.  This is the novel as performance art, as expressionistic play.

Anne Enright, Guardian

This brief, disturbing story gets the sudden breakdown of society exactly right…  This is a small but vivid book, and in its evocation of people in the throes of social crisis, it feels deeply resonant.

Kirkus (starred review)

He wants to tell us not just what-is, but how it feels, and it’s this ability to transcribe the moment’s emotion that constitutes his genius.

Joshua Cohen, New York Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Silence
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note On the front of the jacket is a ‘SIGNED COPY’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page
(Printed on this page is the title, and the phrase ‘Signed by the author‘)
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529057096
ISBN 10 1529057094
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 116
Size (h x w x d) 224 x 142 x 20mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket image Christophe Boete / Millennium Images

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