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Ratner's star, Don DeLillo

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Ratner's star, Don DeLillo
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
Ratner's star
Oclc number
20337208
Responsibility statement
Don DeLillo
Series statement
Vintage contemporaries
Summary
One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like "The Names" (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries)
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