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  • The Fortress of Solitudeby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Book Review EDITORS' CHOICE.   From the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn , comes the vividly told story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. In a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball, Dylan has one... more...

  • Men and Cartoonsby Jonathan Lethem

    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...

  • You Don't Love Me Yetby Jonathan Lethem

    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...

  • The Disappointment Artistby Jonathan Lethem

    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...

  • Chronic Cityby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. A searing and wildly entertaining love letter to New York City from the bestselling author of  Motherless Brooklyn  and Fortress of Solitude .    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... more...

  • Motherless Brooklynby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A compelling and complusively readable riff on the classic detective novel from America's most inventive novelist.  Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original... more...

  • As She Climbed Across the Tableby Jonathan Lethem

    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...

  • Girl in Landscapeby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • The Ecstasy of Influenceby Jonathan Lethem

    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...

  • Chronic Cityby Jonathan Lethem

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.20

    Chase Insteadman is a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, living off his earnings as a child star. Chase owes his current social status to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fianc?e, Janice Trumbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which... more...