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The Angel Esmeralda

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The Angel Esmeralda

Nine Stories

By Don Delillo; Michael Cerveris (Read by); Peter Friedman (Read by)

Simon & Schuster Audio, Compact Disc, 9781442348233

Publication Date: November 15, 2011

Description
From oneof the greatest writers of our time, the first ever collection of brilliant short stories, written between 1979 and 2011; chronicling and foretelling three decades of American life.
Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison, and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, fromthe rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories.
In Creation, a couple at the end of a cruise in the West Indies can t get off the island. In Human Moments in World War III, two men orbiting the earth hear American radio, a half century ago. In the title story, nuns working the violent streets of the south Bronx, confirm the neighborhood's miracle, the apparition of the dead child, Esmeralda.
Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists, and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo's sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great American writer and are a perfect introduction to the author whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.


About the Author
Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Falling Man, Libra and White Noise and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Jerusalem Prize. In 2006, Underworld was named one of the three best novels of the last twenty five years by The New York Times Book Review."