Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Friday, November 22, 1963. 12.30 PM.
Shots ring out. A president dies. And a nation is plunged into
psychosis. Don DeLillo's extraordinary Libra is a brilliant
reimagining of the events and people surrounding the assassination
of President John F. Kennedy. Concentrating on the lives of Lee
Harvey Oswald, some rogue former spooks unhappy with Kennedy's
presidency, and Nicholas Branch, a CIA archivist, trying to make
sense of or draw inferences from the mass of information after the
assassination, Libra presents an unapologeticly provocative picture
of America in the second half of the last century.