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Motherless Brooklyn By Jonathan Lethem

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Condition - Very Good
$15.99
5 in stock

Summary

Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach and stroke people. Local tough guy hires Lionel and other boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a detective-agency-cum-limo service.

Motherless Brooklyn Summary

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

A wonderfully entertaining spin on the hard-boiled detective genre, filled with crackling dialogue and manic humour, from one of America's hottest young writers.Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, stroke people and rearrange their collars). Local tough guy and fixer Frank Minna hires the adolescent Lionel and three other orphans from St Vincent's Home for Boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective-agency-cum-limo-service. Then one terrible day, Frank is murdered, and Lionel must become a real detective, delving into the complex, shadowy web of threats and favours that make up Frank Minna's Brooklyn.

About Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College. He is the author of the novels Gun, with Occasional Music, Amnesia Moon, As She Climbed Across the Table, Girl in Landscape and Motherless Brooklyn, as well as a collection of stories, The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye. Film rights for Amnesia Moon have been bought by David Lynch, whilst Edward Norton has bought the rights for Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem was described by Newsweek as one of its '100 People for the New Century'. Jonathan Lethem currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Additional information

GOR001381363
9780571203161
0571203167
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2000-11-06
320
Winner of Crime Writers' Association Macallan Gold Dagger Award 2000 Short-listed for Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction 2000
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