Motherless Brooklyn

by Jonathan Lethem, Geoffrey Cantor

On Sale: 01/21/2014

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Motherless Brooklyn

by Jonathan Lethem

On Sale: 01/21/2014

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About the Book

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062329219
  • ISBN 10: 0062329219
  • Imprint: HarperAudio
  • On Sale: 01/21/2014
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary

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