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ISBN-10: 0375724885
ISBN-13: 9780375724886
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 08/24/2004
Dimensions: 8.04" L, 5.24" W, 0.94" H

The Fortress of Solitude

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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 friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. Through the knitting and unraveling of the boys’ friendship, Lethem creates an overwhelmingly rich and emotionally gripping canvas of race and class, superheros, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty, and memory.

A tour de force…. Belongs to a venerable New York literary tradition that stretches back through Go Tell It on the Mountain, A Walker in the City, and Call it Sleep. —The New York Times Magazine

One of the richest, messiest, most ambitious, most interesting novels of the year…. Lethem grabs and captures 1970s New York City, and he brings it to a story worth telling. —Time

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"Magnificent. . . . [A] massively ambitious, profoundly accomplished novel." - San Francisco Chronicle

Glorious, chaotic, raw. . . . One of the richest, messiest, most ambitious, most interesting novels of the year. . . . Lethem grabs and captures 1970s New York City, and he brings to it a story worth telling. –Time

A tour de force . . . Belongs to a venerable New York literary tradition that stretches back through Go Tell it On the Mountain, A Walker in the City, and Call it Sleep. –The New York Times

"The finest novel of the year, by far, and likely of the past five. . . . Better than a movie, better than a symphony, better than a play, and better than a painting, because it is all of them." -Austin Chronicle

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Details

ISBN-10: 0375724885
ISBN-13: 9780375724886
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 08/24/2004
Dimensions: 8.04" L, 5.24" W, 0.94" H
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