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In Players DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their "ideal" life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. Then Lyle sees a man killed on the floor of the Stock Exchange and becomes involved with the terrorists responsible; Pammy leaves for Maine with a homosexual couple.... And still they remain untouched, "players" indifferent to the violence that surrounds them, and that they have helped to create.

Originally published in 1977 (before his National Book Award-winning White Noise and the recent blockbuster Underworld), Players is a fast-moving yet starkly drawn socially critical drama that demonstrates the razor-sharp prose and thematic density for which DeLillo is renown today.

"The wit, elegance and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions."-New York Times Book Review

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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Players
Author(s): Don DeLillo
ISBN: 1-5098-3785-X / 978-1-5098-3785-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Players
Author(s): Don Delillo
ISBN: 0-09-992850-7 / 978-0-09-992850-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Players
Author(s): Don Delillo
ISBN: 0-394-72382-1 / 978-0-394-72382-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Players
Author(s): Don Delillo
ISBN: 0-679-72293-9 / 978-0-679-72293-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Players
Author(s): Don Delillo
ISBN: 0-345-27570-5 / 978-0-345-27570-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Players
Author(s): Don DeLillo
Publisher: Picador
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March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Players (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Don DeLillo
Publisher: Vintage
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