Jonathan Lethem

"Motherless Brooklyn"

Published October 5, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

New York writer Jonathan Lethem twists form and style to create unconventional books that manage to transcend the restraints of the genres in which he plays. He is the author of numerous books including "Gun With Occassional Music," "Amnesia Moon," and "Girl in Landscape." Lethem is the recipient of the National Book Critic's Circle Award for his recent novel, "Motherless Brooklyn," a story whose main character is a Tourette's syndrome-afflicted detective.

"Another terrific entertainment from Lethem, one of contemporary fiction's most inspired risk-takers. Don't miss this one." -Kirkus Reviews

Listen to two excerpts from his award-winning novel "Motherless Brooklyn" (Doubleday). An exclusive recording.

By Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem, the Roy E. Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College, is the author of, most recently, and the story collection "Lucky Alan" and the novel "Dissident Gardens."

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