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First Glimpse of Don DeLillo’s Slim New Novel

pointomega_preview.jpgScribner’s Spring 2010 catalog gives literary fans a sneak peek at Don DeLillo‘s new novel, “Point Omega.” The 128-page novel comes out in February 2010.

The website Don DeLillo’s America recorded the novel’s description and captured that cover image. The book focuses on a war strategist who lives in the desert, his peace broken by a visit from a filmmaker and his daughter–a combination that causes a “devastating event.”

Here’s part of the catalog description, from the site: “[I]n Point Omega, he takes on the secret strategist in America’s war machine. In the middle of a desert “somewhere south of nowhere,” to a forlorn house made of metal and clapboard, a secret war advisor has gone in search of space and time. Richard Elster, seventy-three, was a scholar – an outsider – when he was called to a meeting with government war planners. They asked Elster to conceptualize their efforts – to form an intellectual framework for their troop deployments, counterinsurgency, orders for rendition…At the end of his service, Elster retreats to the desert, where he is joined by a filmmaker intent on documenting his experience.”

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