The Body Artist (Paperback)

A Novel

By Don DeLillo

Scribner, 9780743203968, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/31/2001)
Hardcover (2/6/2001)
Paperback (3/1/2011)

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A stunning novel by the bestselling National Book Award–winning author of White Noise and Underworld.

Since the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American.

In The Body Artist his spare, seductive twelfth novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time, love and human perception.

The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time.

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. His story collection The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Praise For The Body Artist: A Novel

Malcolm Jones Newsweek The work of a masterful writer.

Adam Begley The New York Times Book Review A metaphysical ghost story about a woman alone...intimate, spare, exquisite.

Mark Luce The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dazzling, disturbing, and lyrical.

Gail Caldwell The Boston Globe Eerie and sometimes discomfiting...DeLillo achieves a creepily hypnotic effect with his stark, probing prose....A glimpse at the desolate landscape that all of us inhabit and where no one else is.

Joseph Tirella People A tightly constructed string quartet...[a] spare gem of a novel.