Point Omega: a novel
In the middle of a desert "somewhere south of nowhere," to a forlorn house made of metal and clapboard, a secret war advisor has gone in search of space and time. Richard Elster, seventy-three, was a scholar--an outsider--when he was called to a meeting with government war planners. They asked Elster to conceptualize their efforts--to form an intellectual framework for their troop deployments, counterinsurgency, orders for rendition. For two years he read their classified documents and attended secret meetings. He was to map the reality these men were trying to create. "Bulk and swagger," he called it. .
At the end of his service, Elster retreats to the desert, where he is joined by a filmmaker intent on documenting his experience. Jim Finley wants to make a one-take film, Elster its single character--"Just a man against a wall." .
The two men sit on the deck, drinking and talking. Finley makes the case for his film. Weeks go by. And then Elster's daughter Jessie visits--an "otherworldly" woman from New York--who dramatically alters the dynamic of the story. When a devastating event follows, all the men's talk, the accumulated meaning of conversation and connection, is thrown into question. What is left is loss, fierce and incomprehensible..
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|Grouping Title||point omega|
|Grouping Author||delillo don|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-22 23:50:37PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 00:52:00AM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Three unusual people--"defense intellectual" Richard Elster, who was involved in the management of the country's war machine; young documentary filmmaker Jim Finley, who is intent on documenting Elster's experience; and Elster's daughter Jessica, who behaves like an "otherworldly" woman from New York--train their binoculars on the desert landscape of California and build an odd, tender intimacy, something like a family. Then a devastating event throws everything into question.|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9781439169957, 9781439169964, 9781456113452|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000341919|Book|Books|1st Scribner hardcover ed.|English|Scribner,|2010.|117 p. ; 23 cm., overdrive:11985597-6490-442b-9c70-84acf2064330|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books|2010||
|subject_facet||Documentary films -- Production and direction -- Fiction, Official secrets -- Fiction|
|title_display||Point Omega : a novel|
|title_full||Point Omega, Point Omega : a novel / Don DeLillo|
|title_short||Point Omega :|
|topic_facet||Documentary films, Fiction, Literature, Official secrets, Production and direction|