Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. ' />

Ratner's Star

by Don DeLillo

One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space.

It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel.

Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works

First Published: 1977

Genres, Series & More

My Library


Want It???
Got It???
On Deck???
In Progress???
Read It???

 

Purchase New


Format: Paperback

Available from:
     Bookshop.org

 

 

Purchase Used & Rare*


Ratner's Star
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780394400839      ISBN 10: 0394400836
Publisher: Random House  1976

Min: $39.35
Max: $395.00
Median: $125.00
# Books: 50

Ratner's Star
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780679722922      ISBN 10: 0679722920
Publisher: Vintage Books  1989

Min: $1.95
Max: $60.64
Median: $15.49
# Books: 45

 


Also by Don DeLillo



Also from 1977


* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!

 


 

Vintage Library at Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.