Motherless Brooklyn: A Novel

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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.
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subject_facetAdventure fiction
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Tourette syndrome -- Patients -- Fiction
Young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
title_displayMotherless Brooklyn
title_fullMotherless Brooklyn / Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn / by Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn A Novel
title_shortMotherless Brooklyn
title_subA Novel
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Literature
Mystery
Orphans
Patients
Private investigators
Tourette syndrome
Young men