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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem 0375724834 9780375724831
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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

From Americas most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel. Lionel Essrog is Brooklyns very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways.Together with three veterans of the St. Vincents Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minnas limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionels colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victims widow skips town. Lionels world is suddenly topsy-turvy, 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.Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 311

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000-10-24

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ISBN: 0375724834


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