Motherless Brooklyn: A Novel
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|Grouped Work ID||eb0c1de5-85ed-e554-7375-66cf4d09b94b|
|Grouping Title||motherless brooklyn|
|Grouping Author||lethem jonathan|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-27 07:26:51AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-27 07:44:33AM|
|available_at_catalog||Cameron Village Regional|
Wake Forest Community
|detailed_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction|
Cary Regional - Adult Fiction
North Regional - Adult Fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Fiction
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|display_description||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 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, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.
A New York Times Notable Book.
|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional|
Wake Forest Community
|subject_facet||Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction|
Orphans -- Fiction
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Tourette syndrome -- Patients -- Fiction
|title_full||Motherless Brooklyn / Jonathan Lethem|
Motherless Brooklyn A Novel