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 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 336

    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

    • 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 208
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    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

    • 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 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    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

    • 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

    • 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 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • You Don't Love Me Yet

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Lethem
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Lucinda works at the Complaint Line, listening to anonymous callers. In defiance of the rules, she arranges a face-to-face meeting with one of them - and falls desperately in love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More fun than most of

    • By D. Lockwood on 07-24-07

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Lucky Alan

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, David Wain, Amy Landecker, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 8

    The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine brilliant stories that prove he is a master of the short form as well as the novel....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By Kenneth on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Dissident Gardens

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 77

    A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers - an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By JV on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 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 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

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