Libra by Don DeLillo
This novel is a fictionalized account of the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. It explores Oswald's troubled childhood, his time in the Soviet Union, his return to America, and his involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate the president. The story is told from multiple perspectives, including that of Oswald himself, his mother, and various fictional characters, creating a complex and nuanced portrait of a man who has become a symbol of one of the most traumatic events in American history.
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- 55th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
- What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)
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