The Silence

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AUTHOR
Don DeLillo
DIMENSION
5,47 MB
FILE NAME
The Silence.pdf
ISBN
2817979137808

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It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people are due to have dinner in an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The hosts are a retired physics professor and her husband; they are joined by one of her former students and await the arrival of another couple, delayed by what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. In the apartment, talk ranges widely. The opening kickoff is one commercial away. Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed. What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human. Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world. Never have DeLillo's prescience, imagination and language been more illuminating and essential.

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people, dinner, an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. "The Silence" is set in 2022, and though it's not clear if Trump, or Biden, or anyone is president, at least the "plague" is under control, with international air travel resuming.

Feb 23: 60: 50: Share . I probably should have told this story before, back when the retired president of a top American bank told it to me at a picnic on his ranch.

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