Zero K: Romance

Editora Companhia das Letras

Em romance visionário, um dos maiores autores contemporâneos explora os limites e as implicações de uma das maiores ambições humanas: a imortalidade.Quando, a convite do pai, o jovem Jeffrey Lockhart viaja a uma zona remota do planeta para dizer adeus à madrasta, Artis, debilitada por uma doença degenerativa, ele se depara com algo com que nunca sonhou. Artis está, na verdade, prestes a ser depositada em uma cápsula criogênica, em um imenso complexo médico e tecnológico projetado para armazenar corpos humanos por tempo indeterminado. Exposto a dispositivos insólitos, Jeffrey é forçado então a avaliar suas percepções e crenças. Do distanciamento do pai à morte da mãe, ele se vê diante de uma série de lembranças dolorosas, que parecem determinantes para seu futuro.Enxergando mais longe do que qualquer outro escritor, Don DeLillo parte de uma realidade ainda incipiente — as técnicas de criogenia que prometem nada menos do que a superação da morte — para arquitetar uma narrativa surpreendente, com ares de ficção científica, sobre os mistérios da vida e da morte.
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About the author

Don DeLillo nasceu em Nova York em 1936. Sua obra inclui romances, contos e peças de teatro. Em 1985, recebeu o prestigioso National Book Award por Ruído branco. Entre seus trabalhos mais conhecidos estão Os nomes, Submundo e O anjo esmeralda, todos publicados pela Companhia das Letras.
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Publisher
Editora Companhia das Letras
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Published on
Sep 15, 2017
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9788543810775
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Language
Portuguese (Portugal)
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
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Don DeLillo
A New York Times Notable Book

A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is 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 “daring…provocative…exquisite” (The Washington Post) 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.”

“One of the most mysterious, emotionally moving, and rewarding books of DeLillo’s long career” (The New York Times Book Review), Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time.
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