By Don DeLillo
Eric Packer is a twenty-eight-year-old multi-billionaire asset supervisor. We subscribe to him on what's going to turn into a very eventful April day in turn-of-the-twenty-first-century ny. He's on a private odyssey, to get a haircut. Sitting in his stretch limousine because it strikes throughout city, he reveals town at a digital standstill as the President is traveling, a rapper's funeral is continuing, and a violent protest is being staged in instances sq. through anti-globalist teams. such a lot worryingly, Eric's bodyguards are involved that he could be a goal ...An electrifying research in affectlessness, infused with deep cynicism and measured detachment; a harsh indictment of the life-denying trends of capitalism; as brutal a dissection of the yank dream as Wolfe's "Bonfire" or Ellis' "Psycho", "Cosmopolis" is a caustic prophecy all too speedy realized.
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Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo