Posted on October 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Don DeLillo’s latest release, The Silence, wasn’t written in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, but its apocalyptic plot has certainly made it feel fitting for these times.

As is pointed out in an interview the author did with NPR, though, the book actually depicts the opposite of our COVID-19 lockdowns.

Instead of lacking technology, we’ve come to rely on it to maintain connections.

DeLillo shares his take on what this could mean for society, along with other reflections on the trends that inspired his book, with Ailsa Chang, and you can listen to their conversation below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

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