By Don DeLillo
it's an April day within the yr 2000 and an period is set to finish. The booming instances of industry optimism -- while the tradition boiled with cash and firms appeared extra important and influential than governments -- are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset supervisor at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly personalized white stretch limousine. this day he's a guy with missions: to pursue a cataclysmic wager opposed to the yen and to get a haircut throughout city. Stalled in site visitors via a presidential motorcade, a track idol's funeral, and a violent political demonstration, Eric gets a string of tourists -- specialists on safety, expertise, forex, finance, and some sexual companions -- because the limo sputters towards an more and more doubtful destiny.
Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo's 13th novel, is either intimate and international, a shiny and relocating account of the mind-blowing downfall of 1 guy, and of an period.
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