Zero K

3.28 based on 4043 ratings & 754 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 23.02.2017
ISBN: 9781509822843
Number of pages: 288

Synopsis

Jeffrey Lockhart has been summoned to The Convergence: a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely, cryogenically controlled.

He is there to say goodbye to his stepmother, Artis, who has chosen to surrender her dying body; preserving it until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return her to a life of transcendent promise.

And his healthy father, Ross, might join her.
Hypnotic and seductive, Zero K is a visionary novel about the legacies we leave, the nobility of death, and the ultimate worth of 'the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.'

In the media

Both beautiful and profound, certainly DeLillo's best since Underworld, it forces us to confront the spectre of our own mortality, to ask deep questions of our motives in wishing to prolong our span on Earth. We finish the novel with a sudden recognition of the kindness of death, the balm of a bounded life
Observer
Very moving . . . his optimism is a welcome gift in this intense and deeply considered book
Prospect
DeLillo's spare eloquence and the cosmic depression underlying it makes this emptiest of novels a rich reading experience
The Times