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Point Omega

Point Omega Don DeLillo (in conjunction with the Wallace Literary Agency)
Pub date February 2010
Original publisher Scribner (US)
International publishers Ara Libres (Catalan), Lindhardt & Ringhof (Denmark), Actes Sud (France), Kiepenheur & Witsch (Germany), Einaudi (Italy), Ambo-Anthos (The Netherlands), Gyldendal (Norway), Planeta (Spain)

Richard Elster, a retired secret war adviser, has retreated to a forlorn house in a desert, ‘somewhere south of nowhere’. But his planned isolation is interrupted when he is joined by a young filmmaker intent on documenting his experiencing in a one-take film. The two men sit on the deck, drinking and talking. Weeks go by. And then Elster’s daughter Jessie visits. When a devastating event follows, all the men’s talk, the accumulated meaning of conversation and isolation, is thrown into question.

Written in hypnotic prose, this substantial novel is both a metaphysical meditation and a deeply unsettling mystery, from which one thing emerges: loss, fierce and incomprehensible.

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