White Noise

White Noise

Don DeLillo

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • An “eerie, brilliant, and touching” (The New York Times) modern classic about mass culture and the numbing effects of technology.

“Tremendously funny . . . A stunning performance from one of our most intelligent novelists.”—The New Republic

The inspiration for the award-winning major motion picture starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig

Jack Gladney teaches Hitler Studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America where his colleagues include New York expatriates who want to immerse themselves in “American magic and dread.” Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the usual rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism.
Then a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives, an “airborne toxic event” unleashed by an industrial accident. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the “white noise” engulfing the Gladney family—radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings—pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous.

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ISBN-13: 9780143129554

Number of pages: 320

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: Penguin Classics

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