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Zero K

Don DeLillo

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The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time-an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say "an uncertain farewell" to her as she surrenders her body. "We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?" These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book's narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing "the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth." Don DeLillo's seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world-terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague-against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, "the intimate touch of earth and sun." Zero K is glorious.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Thomas Sadoski

Length:

7h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Introduction
Introduction

00:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:12