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A Novel

Don DeLillo


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/31/2003)
Paperback (4/6/2004)
Compact Disc (4/1/2003)
Hardcover (3/1/2003)
Paperback (3/1/2011)
CD-Audio (6/26/2012)


It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism—when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments— are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol’s funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors—experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners—as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future.

Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo’s thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.

Praise For Cosmopolis: A Novel

“A brilliant novel…. Don DeLillo continues to think about the modern world in language and images as quizzically beautiful as any writer.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Thought-provoking and utterly different.”Chicago Sun-Times

“Written with the sort of intensity you simply don’t get elsewhere.”GQ (UK)

Scribner, 9781451689396, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

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.