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In the novel, The Body Artist by Don DeLillo, how would the novel be mysterious?

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It is mysterious on a basic level because it is baffling. How could someone do this? What skills would be involved?
Then it becomes baffling on an artistic level. How does this sort of imitation become art?

However, the real mysteries happen on the level of identity and metaphysics. To be specific, what happens to your identity when you act just like someone else? And is Lauren in touch with a ghost, or…?

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This novel seems to be defying and controlling time and deepening the mystery of human perception. The main character also have some closed contact with spiritual beings in his mind and they began to speak in his voice.