Motherless Brooklyn (Compact Disc)

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Motherless Brooklyn (Compact Disc)


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Jonathan Lethem is a master craftsman with words. Here, his creation of a main character with Tourette's Syndrome allows him to play with language extravagantly. It is such fun to read, a true masterpiece!

— Lee

From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel.

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable. When Frank is fatally stabbed, Lionel's world is suddenly turned upside-down, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case, while trying to keep the words straight in his head. A compulsively involving a and totally captivating homage to the classic detective tale.

Product Details ISBN: 9781482991338
ISBN-10: 1482991330
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 21st, 2014
Language: English