UnknownPull the curtains, turn off the TV, hunker down and devour this outstanding new novel by one of the American greats at a sitting. In a tour de force DeLillo forces us to explore the great themes of the 21st century – the elusive search for eternal life, the ethics and philosophy of euthanasia, the hurt caused when families fracture through death and divorce, the role of language in a post-nation-state globalised world, the ability of power and money to control human life, all set against a background of immigration, famine, terrorism, self-immolation, disasters natural and unnatural. If you only buy one novel this year make it this one.

Susie Nicklin

Zero K/£16.99/9781509822850