The Angel Esmeralda The Angel Esmeralda

The Angel Esmeralda

Nine Stories

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Publisher Description

From one of the greatest writers of our time, his first collection of 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, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories.

In “Creation,” a couple at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can’t get off the island—flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In “Human Moments in World War III,” two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half century earlier. In the title story, Sisters Edgar and Grace, nuns working the violent streets of the South Bronx, confirm the neighborhood’s miracle, the apparition of a 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 Mark Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great writer whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
November 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
5
MB

Customer Reviews

TrunkJunk ,

Genius

Don DeLillo is an American literary genius. His writing is lyrical and beautiful. To claim this book is "Terrible" is utterly offensive and ignorant. Warning: This is not a comic book, 'Gabs Gabsb'. If you look forward to reading "Garfield" or "Family Circus" in your morning paper, or John Grisham for that matter (no offence), then move along. If you appreciate having your intelligence fortified, devouring DeLillo's writing is imperative.

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