The Fortress Of Solitude (tpb)

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This is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s.

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Itís a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball. In that world, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude.

As Lethem follows the knitting and unraveling of their friendship, he creates an overwhelmingly rich and emotionally gripping canvas of race and class, superheros, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty, and memory.

The Fortress of Solitude is the first great urban coming of age novel to appear in years.

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

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Author Jonathan Lethem
Publisher Vintage Books
Page Count 510pp
Publication Size 5.5" x 8"
Publication Notes Trade Paperback
Publication Date 2004
ISBN 978-0375724886

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