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Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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 Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart 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, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable. When Frank is fatally stabbed, Lionel's world is suddenly turned upside-down, 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. A compulsively involving a and totally captivating homage to the classic detective tale.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Geoffrey Cantor

Length:

10h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:07:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:15:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:04:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:04:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

54:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:52