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The Resource Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem

Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem

Label
Motherless Brooklyn
Title
Motherless Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A black comedy in New York's criminal underworld. The twitching hero--he suffers from Tourette's syndrome--is one of four misfits who were rescued from an orphanage by a man who gave them jobs in his detective agency. Now the man has been killed and the boys intend to get the killer
  • "St. Vincent's Home for Boys, Brooklyn, early 1970s. For Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. The Human Freakshow, a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects), Frank Minna is a savior. A local tough guy and fixer, Minna shows up to take Lionel and three of his fellow orphans on mysterious errands: They empty a store of stereos as the owner watches; destroy a small amusement park; visit old Italian men. The four grow up to be the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective agency-cum-limo service, and their days and nights revolve around Frank, the prince of Brooklyn, who glides through life on street smarts, attitude, and secret knowledge. Then one dreadful night, Frank is knifed and thrown into a Dumpster, and Lionel must become a real detective." "As Lionel struggles to find Frank's killer - without letting his Tourette's get in the way - he's forced to delve into the complex, shadowy web of relationships, threats, and favors that make up the Brooklyn world he thought he knew so well. No one - not Frank, not Frank's bitter wife, Julia, not the other Minna Men - is who they seem. Not even The Human Freakshow."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lethem, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E8544
LC item number
M68 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Orphans
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40723751
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780385491839
Lccn
99018194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MU: copy not 1st ed.
Label
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40723751
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780385491839
Lccn
99018194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MU: copy not 1st ed.

Library Locations

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