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Americana (Contemporary American fiction)

Americana (Contemporary American fiction)
Author: Don DeLillo
ISBN 13: 9780140119480
ISBN 10: 140119485
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1989-07-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $17.00

At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals to become a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination. And then the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality.

Publishers Weekly

In search of his roots, a successful but unhappy TV executive takes off for the heartland of America. ``This first novel is peopled with characters alienated not only from one another, but from themselves. It has the smell of staleness and despair. It is also, with its deadly accurate observations, its veracious dialogue, and its consistency of view, brilliantly written,'' maintained PW. (July)