Falling Man

3.2 based on 9044 ratings & 1018 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 04.03.2011
ISBN: 9780330524919
Number of pages: 256

Synopsis

Falling Man begins on September 11, in the smoke and ash of the burning towers. In the days and the years following, we trace the aftermath of this global tremor in the private lives of a few reticulated individuals. Theirs are lives choreographed by loss, by grief and by the enormous force of history.

From these intimate portraits, Don DeLillo shifts to an extrapolated vision: he charts the way the events have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. Falling Man is an unforgettable novel, at once cathartic and beautiful and heartbreaking.

In the media

America's greatest living writer.
Observer
Searing, profoundly unsettling. An unforgettable novel.
Sunday Times
These are pages of magnificent force and control, DeLillo's genius at full pelt. Reading them, you have to remind yourself to keep breathing.
New Statesman