Gun, with Occasional Music

Jonathan Lethem (Author)
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Description

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems--there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage.
Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse.

Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
September 01, 2003
Pages
269
Dimensions
6.38 X 0.74 X 7.96 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156028974

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About the Author

JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of several novels, including Motherless Brooklyn; The Fortress of Solitude;Gun, with Occasional Music; and Dissident Gardens.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC
"Marries Chandler's style and Philip K. Dick's vision . . . An audaciously assured first novel."-Newsweek

"Marvelous . . . Stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous and highly readable entertainment."-San Francisco Examiner

PRAISE FOR MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
"The best novel of the year . . . Utterly original and deeply moving."-Esquire

"Philip Marlowe would blush. And tip his fedora."-Newsweek