Zero K: A Novel

Zero K: A Novel

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… (more)

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So precarious do our lives feel against the never-ending nightmare of 24-hour news, so wedded are we to the idea that we can bend the world to our wishes, and so burdened have we become to consume so much in just 80-some years, we are now unable to think sensibly about the reality that it’s quite natural for us to one day die.

Zero K is DeLillo, and literature, and life, in reverse – a plot that originates in death and moves, with sly, subtle triumph, ever life-ward.

DeLillo has written a handful of the past half-century’s finest novels. Now, as he approaches 80, he gives us one more, written distinctly for the 21st.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (May 03, 2016)

Collection: Scribner

Parent ISBN: 9781501135392

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Language: English


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