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Lethem, Jonathan. MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 1999. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 311 pages. As New. Signed.

The author's breakthrough fifth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Advance Reading Copy. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, it is now extremely scarce. A handsome edition by Doubleday: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. Text by Jonathan Lethem. Without DJ, as issued. In Lionel Essrog, Jonathan Lethem has created one of the most unforgettable characters of contemporary American fiction, the "Human Freakshow", afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. "The best novel of the year. Utterly original and deeply moving" (Esquire Magazine). "A wunderkind who in a scant five years has produced five aggressively original works of fiction. One waits eagerly to learn where Lethem will take us next" (Kirkus Reviews). Lethem's finest and most moving achievement thus far. A "must-have" title for Jonathan Lethem collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver marker on the title page by Jonathan Lethem. The signature glows radiantly against the light. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now collectible. This is the only copy of the Advance Reading Copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Crawford Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1994 for "Gun, with Occasional Music". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999 for "Motherless Brooklyn". Selected as one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the New York Times in 2003 for "Fortress of Solitude". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN LETHEM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $90.00

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