Mao II by Don DeLillo

A reclusive novelist named Bill Gray toils endlessly on a novel he can't finish. After publishing two celebrated novels he is stuck perpetually editing and rewriting his much anticipated new work, much to the chagrin of his publisher and old friend, Charles Everson, and his obsessive live-in assistant Scott Martineau. Scott would prefer Bill didn't publish the book for fear that the mass-production of the work will destroy the "real" Bill. Bill has a dalliance with Scott's partner Karen Janney, a former member of the Unification Church who is married to Kim Jo Pak in a Unification Church Blessing ceremony in the prologue of the book.

The 795th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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MAO II. Hardcover 4297148 $1.97
Mao II Paperback 4097801 $8.07 $1.47 2010
By Don DeLillo Mao II [Hardcover] Hardcover 6106218 $27.39 $13.53 1991
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Mao II: A Novel Paperback 106464 $9.00 $1.74 1992
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Mao II (versione italiana) (Einaudi tascabili. Letteratura Vol. 1130) (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 5152236 $9.99 2010
Mao II Hardcover 85937 $21.97 $0.01 1991
Mao II: A Novel Kindle Edition 272947 $10.99 1992