Motherless Brooklyn

ISBN
9780571359318
Published
07/11/2019
9780571359318
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 2019

‘A detective novel of winning humour and exhilarating originality.’ Sunday Times

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourette’s Disease drives him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St Vincent’s Home for Boys, he works for mobster Frank Minna. But when Frank is fatally stabbed and his widow skips town, Lionel attempts to untangle the threads of the case.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 2019‘A detective novel of winning humour and exhilarating originality.’ Sunday TimesLionel Essrog is Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourette’s Disease drives him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St Vincent’s Home for Boys, he works for mobster Frank Minna. But when Frank is fatally stabbed and his widow skips town, Lionel attempts to untangle the threads of the case.
  • Jonathan Lethem

    Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College.

    He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the Macallan Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger.

    He has also written two short story collections, a novella and a collection of essays, edited The Vintage Book of Amnesia, guest-edited The Year's Best Music Writing 2002, and was the founding fiction editor of Fence magazine.

    His writings have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's and many other periodicals.

    He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

“A terrific novel . . . Lionel makes you laugh in an embarrass-yourself-on-the-train fashion.”
- The Times
“A detective novel with a difference . . . Lethem has created one of fiction’s most memorable narrators.”
- Guardian

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