July 28, 2009

new delillo in february 2010

Via Curt Gardner’s always fantastic reference, Don DeLillo’s America, comes news of Point Omega, a new novel due in February.

A young filmmaker visits the desert home of a secret war advisor in the hopes of making a documentary. The situation is complicated by the arrival of the older man’s daughter, and the narrative takes a dark turn.

Documentaries, deserts, secret war advisors? Yep, that’s DeLillo alright.

For the hardcores, here’s the Amazon pre-order page. And as a reminder, Wikipedia describes the Omega point as…

A term invented by the French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to describe a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which the universe appears to be evolving.