Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem


From America's so much creative novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff at the vintage detective novel.

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses force him to bark, count number, and rip aside our language in startling and unique ways.  Together with 3 veterans of the St. Vincent's domestic for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo carrier cum detective corporation. lifestyles with no Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, will be unbelievable, so who cares if the projects he units them are, good, no longer precisely criminal. but if Frank is fatally stabbed, considered one of Lionel's colleagues lands in penitentiary, the opposite vie for his place, and the victim's widow skips city. Lionel's global is unexpectedly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has difficulty even speaking makes an attempt to untangle the threads of the case whereas attempting to preserve the phrases directly in his head.  Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly unique homage to the vintage detective novel by way of some of the most acclaimed writers of his new release.

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