The Fortress of Solitude
BeschreibungFrom the funked-up, messed-up Brookyn of the 1970s to the present day, this stunning novel spans thirty years in the life of two best friends, their families and an entire neighbourhood. From their stories comes the history of soul music, graffiti art, comic books, experimental film and 'rock writing'. A touching and intimate novel on an epic scale.
PortraitJonathan 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.
Pressestimmen"'Jonathan Lethem's novel is the best New York City novel of the past 10 or 15 years... Probably the one American novel this year you absolutely must read.' Rick Moody; 'One of those rare books that felt as though it had to be written.' Nick Hornby; 'A phenomenal book, with the pace of Scorsese or Spike Lee.' Uncut"
Untertitel: A Novel. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Faber And Faber Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 511 Seiten