On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, it seems fitting to call attention to Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, a recent addition to the growing body of fiction now known as “9/11 novel.” However you may feel about DeLillo’s writing style (we often find that it grates), Falling Man adeptly captures the emotional and physical haze that surrounded NYC in the wake of the attacks. In interviews with Guernica and NPR’s All Things Considered, DeLillo talks about the influences that led him to explore the attacks and their aftermath from the perspective of both a terrorist and a survivor. If listening to the book is more your speed, check out the audio version at Amazon or the download at Audible.
This guest post was written by Noah Elkin.
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