The Feral Detective

Jonathan Lethem (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
August 27, 2019
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062859075

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About the Author

Jonathan Lethem is the author of five novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Award. He is also the author of the story collection The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye and the novella This Shape We're In. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper's, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, and many other periodicals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"A highbrow mystery. . . . Fans of Motherless Brooklyn take note."--Washington Post
"Being a Jonathan Lethem novel, natural, The Feral Detective has plenty to say about American society along the way."--Newsday
"Lethem [is] a master of the genre-bending detective novel and eccentric characters."--Huffington Post
"The Feral Detective investigates our haunted America in all its contemporary guises -- at the edge of the city, beyond the blank desert, in the apartment next door. It's a nimble and uncanny performance, brimming with Lethem's trademark verve and wit."--Colson Whitehead
"Like The Crying of Lot 49 as written and directed by Elaine May, The Feral Detective is hilarious and terrifying and wrenching. Phoebe is one of the grandest, funniest heroes I've come upon in a long time."--Megan Abbott
"Wild, urgent, and very funny. As always, Lethem writes knowingly and brilliantly about weird, off-the-grid, wayward America. In his ever-more-electric prose, he illuminates both the barbarity and the beauty."--Dana Spiotta
"I want to read a shelf of Heist. I want to make him my new Travis McGee, and that's, seriously, the highest praise I know."--Joshua Cohen
"A funny but rage-fueled stunner. . . . Both [characters] are compelling, as are the desert setting and the vividly realized descriptions of its dwellers. . . . An unrelentingly paced tale. . . . Utterly unique and absolutely worthwhile."--Booklist (starred review)
"Surrealistic, genre-bending. . . . The personal nature of Phoebe's tectonic shift in the desert is palpable, made flesh by Lethem's linguistic alchemy. . . . A haunting tour of the gulf between the privileged and the dispossessed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)