Cover image for The fortress of solitude
Author
Publisher
New York : Vintage Books, 2004.
Description
560 p.
Call #
FIC
ISBN #
9780375724886

 

ID #
901751

 

Availability

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East FlushingFICAdult Trade Paperback0228406544186Available
HillcrestFICAdult Trade Paperback0228492558090Due 5-13-2014
AstoriaFICAdult Trade Paperback0228535707738Available

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  The Fortress of Solitude is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. It's 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.

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