White Noise by Don DeLillo

The novel is a postmodern exploration of death and consumerism in the United States. It follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler Studies at a small liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, are afraid of death and are obsessed with finding a cure for their fear. Their lives are disrupted by an airborne toxic event, which forces them to confront their mortality and the toxic effects of modern life.

The 305th greatest book of all time


Published
1985
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
78,500
Original Language
English

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