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Description - Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects). Local tough guy Frank Minna hires the adolescent Lionel and three other orphans from St Vincent's Home for Boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective-agency-cum-limoservice. Then one terrible day Frank is murdered, and Lionel must become a real detective.

With crackling dialogue, a dazzling evocation of place, and a plot which mimics Tourette's itself in its freshness and capacity to shock, Motherless Brooklyn2 is a bravura performance: funny, tense, touching, and extravagant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571359318
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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