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White Noise
by Don DeLillo and Richard Powers


Overview - Winner of the 1985 National Book Award--from the author of Zero K
Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra-modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism.
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Overview
Winner of the 1985 National Book Award--from the author of Zero K
Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra-modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an "airborne toxic event," a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the "white noise" engulfing the Gladneys-radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings-pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143105985
  • ISBN-10: 0143105981
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2009
  • Page Count: 310
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions

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