Jonathan Lethem
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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College.

He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the Macallan Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger.

He has also written two short story collections, a novella and a collection of essays, edited The Vintage Book of Amnesia, guest-edited The Year's Best Music Writing 2002, and was the founding fiction editor of Fence magazine.

His writings have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's and many other periodicals.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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    • Motherless Brooklyn

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Cantor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 317

    From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You're Not the Only Freak Show in Town!

    • By Dave on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Fortress of Solitude

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A smorgasbord of language

    • By Jonathan on 10-21-03

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Wastelands

    • Stories of the Apocalypse
    • By: John Joseph Adams
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield, J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence - the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon - these are our guides through the Wastelands....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Collections are hit and miss.

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • As She Climbed Across the Table

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Philip is in love with Alice. As the novel opens, he is beginning to lose her. Not to another man, as he fears, but to, literally, nothing....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Contender: Most Punchable Protagonist of the Year

    • By Joe on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Ecstasy of Influence

    • Nonfictions, Etc.
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Lethem
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers....

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Gun, with Occasional Music

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SF SLAMS into a hard-boiled, noir pulp!

    • By Darwin8u on 04-18-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Chronic City

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't listen to the naysayers!

    • By Bobby on 01-21-11

    Regular price: $35.93

    • A Gambler's Anatomy

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Handsome, impeccably tuxedoed Bruno Alexander travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur "whales" who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Chabon's Best, wait no...Lethem's

    • By Darwin8u on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton, Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A dead man is brought back to life so he can support his family in "The Happy Man"; occasionally he slips into a zombielike state while his soul is tortured in Hell....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Amnesia Moon

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In Jonathan Lethem's wryly funny second novel, we meet a young man named Chaos, who's living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre Moon: Furry Road

    • By Darwin8u on 06-29-15

    Regular price: $20.99

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