• $11.99

Publisher Description

From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.
A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, Libra is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1989
July 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

jimidee123 ,

Something Much More

Brilliant. An unforgettable glimpse through a fictive filter of an event that touched all our lives—even (and perhaps especially) the lives of Americans not yet alive at the time: the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent assassination of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

In "Libra" Don DeLillo proves two things, if nothing else: Only the poetic imagination can access the deepest circuits of human consciousness and speak the truths that lie buried there.

And, no matter how much any of us think we know, there is "always something more."

Edward Confessor ,

Wonderful novel, overpriced typo-filled ebook.

DeLillo is a great writer and deserves to be read. But, buy the paperback. This version is littered with punctuation typos (extraneous commas and semicolons). Also, there are spelling errors of the type that an OCR makes (e.g., interpreting "rr" as "n"). Very distracting. For $12.99, I expect a little more.

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