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The Fortress of Solitude

by Jonathan Lethem

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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.

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens.


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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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  • Release date: September 7, 2004

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  • ISBN: 9781400095346
  • Release date: September 7, 2004

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  • ISBN: 9781400095346
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  • Release date: September 7, 2004

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  • ISBN: 9781400095346
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  • Release date: September 7, 2004

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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.

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens.


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