Staff Favorites Book Club: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

01/30/2013, 6pm
 
Fayetteville, AR
 
(479) 443-2080
 
http://www.nightbirdbooks.com
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Staff Favorites Book Club: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem Start: 01/30/2013 6:00 pm Join us for our new staff run book club - Staff Favorites book club. The first club meets Wednesday, January 30 at 6pm to discuss Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn. 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. About the Author Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the best sellers The Fortress of Solitude, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice for one of the best books of 2003, and Mother Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named novel of the year by Esquire, McSweeney's, Tin House, The New York TImes, the Paris Review, and a variety of other periodicals and anthologies. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and in Maine. http://www.nightbirdbooks.com/book/9780375724831 http://www.salon.com/1999/09/23/lethem/ Location: 205 W Dickson St Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 United States
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