Posted on October 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Those seeking an escape from reality in literature can rest assured: Don DeLillo’s next novel is safe.
The Silence, which comes out October 20, follows five people who are gathered for an ordinary dinner when a “catastrophic event” strikes them.
Evidently, in one scene, a character rattles off a series of previous disasters; among them will not be COVID-19.
Literary Hub reports that it was added sometime after DeLillo completed his final version — but that he made sure it was removed.
Unsurprisingly, though, there’s no forgetting about coronavirus in a new biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
NPR spoke with Michael Specter, who has spent three decades covering Fauci’s career, about the audiobook he’s just released that details those years.
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