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Motherless Brooklyn ; The fortress of solitude

Lethem, Jonathan2024
Books, Manuscripts
In 'Motherless Brooklyn', Lionel Essrog's world is turned upside down when his boss, small-time mobster Frank Minna, is fatally stabbed. Now he must untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the Tourettic words straight in his head. 'The Fortress of Solitude' is the vividly told story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. Through the knitting and unravelling of the boys' friendship, Lethem creates a rich canvas of race and class, superheroes, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty and memory.
Main title:
Motherless Brooklyn ; The fortress of solitude / Jonathan Lethem ; with an introduction by Charles Yu.
Author:
Imprint:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.
Collation:
xxix, 807 pages ; 22 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Originally published in 2 volumes as: Motherless Brooklyn. New York: Doubleday, 1999 ; The fortress of solitude. New York: Doubleday, 2003."This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781841594309 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.6G
LC class:
PS3562.E8544
Local class:
FT
Language:
English
BRN:
3933225
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