RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50441437 LA English T1 Cosmopolis : a novel A1 DeLillo, Don., PB Scribner PP New York YR 2003 SN 0743244249 9780743244244 AB "Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. On this day he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town." "His journey to the barbershop is a contemporary odyssey, funny and fast-moving. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors - his experts on security, technology, currency, finance and theory. Sometimes he leaves the car for sexual encounters and sometimes he doesn't have to."--Jacket.