The Silence

Don DeLillo

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14 October 2021
144 pages


'An apocalyptic novel for our times' – Guardian
'Horrifyingly resonant' Observer

Superbowl Sunday, 2022. A couple wait in their Manhattan apartment for their final dinner guests to arrive. The game is about it start. The missing guests' flight from Paris should have landed by now.

Suddenly, screens go blank. Phones are dead. Is this the end of civilization? All anybody can do is wait.

From one of America’s greatest writers, The Silence is a timely and compelling novel about what happens when an unpredictable crisis strikes.

'The Silence is Don DeLillo distilled . . . a straight shot of the good stuff' – Spectator

An apocalyptic novel for our times

Guardian, Book of the Week

The Silence is a horrifyingly resonant book


Slim and timely

New Statesman