Everything you need to understand or teach White Noise by Don Delillo.
This novel is the life story of a man named Jack Gladney or J.A.K. Gladney, as he is known around the College-on-the-Hill, where he is a professor. Jack specializes in Hitler studies, but is consumed with the idea of his own death. It follows him as he and his wife Babette deal with their own individual, inevitable, impending death.
The reader follows Jack's family as they encounter a variety of typical daily tasks, day to day. This is an extraordinary family. They are the result of many marriages and many children from these different relationships. The children, however, have come together as a single family of sorts under Jack and Babette.
The novel is broken up into three main sections. The first part follows the Gladney family as they perform average, daily activities, such as trips to the supermarket and dinner together. They lead an average, normal existence. The... View more of the White Noise Summary
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