The Feral Detective

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Product Details
Price
$19.99
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.8 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062859075

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About the Author
Jonathan Lethem is the author of Brooklyn Crime Novel and twelve other novels. His stories and essays have been collected in five volumes, and his work translated into over thirty languages. He has been recipient of The National Book Critic's Circle Award, The World Fantasy Award, The Berlin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches creative writing and contemporary fiction at Pomona College.
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)