Don DeLillo’s novel Zero K is a haunting meditation on life and death that lingers in the mind long after the last page is read. Jeffrey Lockhart has been summoned by his father to a secure, sprawling compound in the former Soviet Union. He is there to say his final farewells to his terminally ill stepmother as she is being prepared to be cryogenically frozen until a time when science can cure her ailments. What will the future hold for her? What is a life when there is no longer a beginning and an end? DeLillo’s prose is as sharp and striking as ever. This is a book that longs to be read and discussed at length with others.