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The bestselling and beloved author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude delivers a searing love letter to the city that has inspired his finestwork.

Chase Insteadman, former child television star, has a new role in life--permanent guest on the Upper East Side dinner party circuit, where he is consigned to talk about hisastronaut fiancee, Janice Trumbull, who is trapped on a circling Space Station. A chance encounter collides Chase with Perkus Tooth, a wily pop culture guru with a vicious conspiratorial streak and the bestmarijuana in town. Despite their disparate backgrounds and trajectories Chase and Perkus discover they have a lot in common, including a cast of friends from all walks of life in Manhattan. Together andseparately they attempt to define the indefinable, and enter into a quest for the most elusive of things: truth and authenticity in a city where everything has aprice.

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Exchanging rapturous love letters with a fiance who is trapped on the Space Station, former child star Chase Insteadman apathetically attends social engagements before marijuana-smoking pop critic Perkus Tooth introduces him to a side of Manhattan that causes Chase to question everything he believes. By the MacArthur Fellowship-recipient author of The Fortress of Solitude.

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JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of seven novels. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Lethem has also published his stories and essays in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times, among others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385532150
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Lethem, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Lethem
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Italian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
467

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Product details 467 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385532150 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Exchanging rapturous love letters with a fiance who is trapped on the Space Station, former child star Chase Insteadman apathetically attends social engagements before marijuana-smoking pop critic Perkus Tooth introduces him to a side of Manhattan that causes Chase to question everything he believes. By the MacArthur Fellowship-recipient author of The Fortress of Solitude.
"Synopsis" by , JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of seven novels. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Lethem has also published his stories and essays in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times, among others.
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