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Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem

A new edition of the cult classic to coincide with a major film release in November 2019.

12 in stock

£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571359318
Date Published
07.11.2019
Delivery
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Summary

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS DECEMBER 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.

Critic Reviews

A terrific novel . . . Lionel makes you laugh in an embarrass-yourself-on-the-train fashion.

The Times
Critic Reviews

A detective novel with a difference . . . Lethem has created one of fiction’s most memorable narrators.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

Utterly original and deeply moving.

Esquire
Critic Reviews

A dazzlingly virtuosic thriller.

Harpers and Queen
JonathanLethem

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…

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