A new edition of the cult classic to coincide with a major film release in November 2019.
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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.
A terrific novel . . . Lionel makes you laugh in an embarrass-yourself-on-the-train fashion.
A detective novel with a difference . . . Lethem has created one of fiction’s most memorable narrators.
Utterly original and deeply moving.
A dazzlingly virtuosic thriller.
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