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' I finished it stunned and grateful. 
DeLillo has written a handful of the past
half-century’s
finest novels. Now he gives us 
one more, written distinctly for the 21st.'

Joshua Ferris, New York Times 

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‘We are born without choosing to be. 
Should we have to die in the same manner?
Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?’ 
 
Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, who happens to be the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled. There, bodies are carefully preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. 
 
Don DeLillo's new novel weighs the darkness of the world against the beauty and humanity of everyday life. 
 
 
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DON DELILLO
In Conversation 
Royal Festival Hall, London
4th June 2016 
 
 
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‘We are born without choosing to be.
Should we have to die in the same manner?
Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?’ 
 
Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, who happens to be the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled. 
 
There, bodies are carefully preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. 
 
Don DeLillo's new novel weighs the darkness of the world against the beauty and humanity of everyday life. 
 

 

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' I finished it stunned and grateful. DeLillo has written a handful of the past half-century’s finest novels. Now he gives us one more, written distinctly for the 21st.'

Joshua Ferris, New York Times