The Resource Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem

Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem

Label
Motherless Brooklyn
Title
Motherless Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionel's colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victim's widow skips town. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, 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. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lethem, Jonathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Young men
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780385491839
Lccn
99018194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm40723751
  • OCoLC
Label
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780385491839
Lccn
99018194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm40723751
  • OCoLC

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