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Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn

(1999)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dagger Awards
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.

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn (Basic)
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0786226951 / 9780786226955 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0385491832 / 9780385491839 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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1999 : Hardback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 3932170482 / 9783932170485
Publisher: NY: Doubleday, 1999
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0571226329 / 9780571226320 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2004 : Paperback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn.
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 3442541875 / 9783442541874
Publisher: Goldmann Wilhelm GmbH
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0571203167 / 9780571203161 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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October 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0375724834 / 9780375724831 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0571197973 / 9780571197972 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0345803396 / 9780345803399 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1482991322 / 9781482991321 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1482991330 / 9781482991338 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2001 : USA Audio CD
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem, Frank Muller
ISBN: 140251056X / 9781402510564 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0788751832 / 9780788751837 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2001 : UK Audio CD
Title: Motherless Brooklyn (Unabridged)
Author(s):
ISBN: 1841974099 / 9781841974095 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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October 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 069452364X / 9780694523641 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Motherless Brooklyn: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Vintage
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