Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they
meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the
crucial events of his early life; she is an artist who has made a blood
struggle for independence.
Underworld is a story of men
and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in
stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching
conflict of the Cold War. It is a novel that accepts every challenge of
these extraordinary times -- Don DeLillo's greatest and most powerful
work of fiction.