The Resource Zero K, Don DeLillo

Zero K, Don DeLillo

Label
Zero K
Title
Zero K
Statement of responsibility
Don DeLillo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say "an uncertain farewell" to her as she surrenders her body. "We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?" These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book's narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing "the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth." Don DeLillo's seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world-terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague-against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, "the intimate touch of earth and sun."
Cataloging source
VDGV
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DeLillo, Don
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Rich people
  • Bioethics
Target audience
adult
Label
Zero K, Don DeLillo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057302262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509822836
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)948036578
Label
Zero K, Don DeLillo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057302262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509822836
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)948036578

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