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Cosmopolis : a novel

Author: Don DeLillo; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism?when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments? are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
DeLillo, Don.
Cosmopolis.
New York : Scribner, ©2003
(OCoLC)54891419
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don DeLillo; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780743255288 0743255283
OCLC Number: 869442540
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Description; Praise; About Don DeLillo; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Part One; Chapter 1; The Confessions of Benno Levin; Chapter 2; Part Two; Chapter 3; The Confessions of Benno Levin; Chapter 4.
Responsibility: Don DeLillo.
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It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism?when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments? are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol?s funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors?experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners?as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future. -- Don DeLillo's thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.

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