Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem (Author) Geoffrey Cantor (Read by)
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Description

From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel.

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable. When Frank is fatally stabbed, Lionel's world is suddenly turned upside-down, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case, while trying to keep the words straight in his head. A compulsively involving a and totally captivating homage to the classic detective tale.

Product Details

Price
$44.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
January 21, 2014
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.1 X 6.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781482991338
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About the Author

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.
Geoffrey Cantor is professor of the history of science at the University of Leeds.