Author: Don DeLillo
Awards: IMPAC Award Longlist
Blurbs by: Jonathan Franzen and Colum McMann
This very short novel is about a man named Richard Elster, 70 + years old, this documentarist Jim Finley who wish to write about the life of Elster as a war advisor who help the military ‘conceptualize the war’and Jessica, or Jessie, Elster, the daughter of Richard. This novel is about them and their intimate but queer bond, and a peek in the soul of this thinking man Richard, his musings and ideas about the world and specifically about life, and time. This is a timely novel in a world where news of war and terrorism are as common as apples in winter.
Omega – in the Greek alphabet, the last letter; the end of any sequence
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