A forthcoming 2020 novel(la) by Don DeLillo.
To be published by Scribner in October 2020. 128 pages.
What it's about: A LitHub article on June 24, 2020 by Emily Temple contains this little preview:
The publisher describes it as "a novel about five people gathered in a Manhattan apartment on Super Bowl Sunday 2022, when an unknown catastrophic event renders the digital world silent. With echoes of the sudden, isolating effects of the Coronavirus, The Silence is a powerful work about what it means to be human from one of the most highly-decorated, dazzling, and essential voices in American fiction."
DeLillo himself said that he began writing the novel in 2018. "I started with a vision of empty streets in Manhattan. The idea of the silence grew from sentence to sentence, from one chapter to the next."
First line: we shall see
What it's really about: we shall see!