The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

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A finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Story Prize, the first ever collection of “dazzlingly told” (The New York Times) short stories—now available as a trade paperback.

Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, this “small masterpiece of short fiction” (USA Today) is a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice. In “Creation,” a couple at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can’t get off the island—flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In “Human Moments in World War III,” two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half century earlier. In the title story, Sisters Edgar and Grace, nuns working the violent streets of the South Bronx, confirm the neighborhood’s miracle, the apparition of a dead child, Esmeralda.

Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great writer whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.


  • TheAngelEsmeralda 01 Open

    Duración: 44s
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 02 PartOne

    Duración: 15min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 03 WeRodeOut

    Duración: 22min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 04 HumanMomentsIn

    Duración: 18min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 05 LaserTechnology

    Duración: 19min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 06 PartTwo

    Duración: 13min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 07 TheIvoryAcrobat

    Duración: 13min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 08 EdmundTold

    Duración: 20min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 09 TheAngelEsmeralda

    Duración: 13min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 10 IsmaelStood

    Duración: 17min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 11 AndSomeWeeks

    Duración: 23min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 12 PartThree

    Duración: 26min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 13 MidnightIn

    Duración: 20min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 14 WeWaitedThrough

    Duración: 16min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 15 HisHairWas

    Duración: 12min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 16 HammerAnd

    Duración: 14min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 17 TheOldLife

    Duración: 16min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 18 AllOfEurope

    Duración: 15min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 19 TheyStarted

    Duración: 18min
  • TheAngelEsmeralda 20 TheStarveling

    Duración: 18min
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