In Mao II, Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new
novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the
arch-individualist. At the heart of the book is Bill Gray, a famous, reclusive
writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and
enters the world of political violence when he gets the chance to aid a hostage
trapped in a basement in war-torn Beirut, a nightscape of Semtex explosives.
Gray’s dangerous departure leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated
assistant, Scott; and the strange young woman who is Scott’s lover, and Bill's.
Mao II is a series of set-pieces built around the theme of searching for
meaning in a post-modern world. Download and start listening now!