Americana

Americana

By Don DeLillo

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140119480, 377pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 1989

Description
The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of "White Noise "(winner of the National Book Award) and "Zero K"
At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination.

And the the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to "impose" a pattern on his own, and America's past, present, and future.



About the Author
Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including "Zero K", "Underworld", "Falling Man", " White Noise", and "Libra". He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. "The Angel Esmeralda" was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2012, DeLillo received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work.


Praise For Americana

"Nearly every sentence of Americana rings true, an insistence upon the authenticity behind the stereotypes....DeLillo is a man of frightening perception." --Joyce Carol Oates, The Detroit Sunday News