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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 16.95
A dead man is brought back to life so he can support his family in "The Happy Man"; occasionally he slips into a zombielike state while his soul is tortured in Hell. In "Vanilla Dunk," future basketball players are given the skills of old-time stars like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. And in "Forever, Said the Duck," stored computer personalities... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95
The Fortress of Solitude is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. It?s a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball. In that world, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. As Lethem follows the knitting and unraveling... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00
A boozy ex-military captain trapped in a mysterious vessel searches for his runaway son, an aging superhero settles into academia, and a professional "dystopianist" receives a visit from a suicidal sheep. Men and Cartoons contains eleven fantastical, amusing, and moving stories written in a dizzying array of styles that shows the remarkable range... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95
Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem delivers a hilarious novel about love, art, and what it's like to be young in Los Angeles. Lucinda Hoekke's daytime gig as a telephone operator at the Complaint Line?an art gallery's high-minded installation piece?is about as exciting as listening to dead air. Her real passion is playing bass in her forever... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession?from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
The bestselling and beloved author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude delivers a searing love letter to the city that has inspired his finest work. Chase Insteadman, former child television star, has a new role in life?permanent guest on the Upper East Side dinner party circuit, where he is consigned to talk about his astronaut... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
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 self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Anna Karenina left her husband for a dashing officer. Lady Chatterley left hers for the gamekeeper. Now Alice Coombs has her boyfriend for nothing ? nothing at all. Just how that should have come to pass and what Philip Engstrand, Alice?s spurned boyfriend, can do about it is the premise for this vertiginous speculative romance by the acclaimed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00
One the irrepressibly inventive Jonathan Lethem could weld science fiction and the Western into a mesmerizing novel of exploration and otherness, sexual awakening and loss. At the age of 13 Pella Marsh loses her mother and her home on the scorched husk that is planet Earth. Her sorrowing family emigrates to the Planet of the Archbuilders, whose mysterious... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
What?s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what?s contemporary culture supposed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence , Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the ?white elephant? role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. A constellation of previously published... more...